Several races will be contested in the upcoming November election, as candidates for open school board positions in Las Vegas, and municipal positions in Pecos officially filed on Tuesday. 

San Miguel County

All open positions on both the Las Vegas City Schools and West Las Vegas Schools boards will be contested this election cycle. 

Position 1 on the Las Vegas City Schools Board will be between incumbent Leroy Lujan and challenger David Remi Cordova. Position 2 on the LVCS Board will be between Donald Garcia and Michael Quintana, neither of whom currently serve on the board. Gabriel Lucero, who currently serves on the board, did not file for re-election. 

The other three positions on the board, currently held by Rick Armijo, Robert Duran and Dennis Romero, are not up for grabs, as they were elected in 2019.  

In West Las Vegas, Position 4 on the board will be a contest between incumbent Christine Ludi, who is currently the board’s vice president, and challenger Joe Gallegos. Position 5 will be a contest between incumbent Linda Montoya and challenger Carla Benvidez. 

Much like LVCS, the other three positions, held by Patrick Marquez, Manuel Lucero and Rolando Medrano Jr., are not available, as they were elected in 2019. 

In the other positions available in the education sector there will be no competition. Mark Dominguez and Gilbert Sena are running unopposed as incumbents for their seats on the Luna Community College Board of Trustees, while Harold J. Garcia and Grady Barrens are running unopposed for their incumbent positions on the Pecos Independent School District Board. 

The other contested positions come from the Village of Pecos, where the race for mayor and one of the village’s trustee seats are up for grabs. 

In the mayoral race, incumbent Telesfor “Ted” Benavidez will take on challenger Jennifer Guhl. For Trustee Position 4, incumbent Armando Gabaldon will go against challenger Colleen Cunningham. 

The general election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 2. 

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