Runoff set for District 5 council race; incumbents win other districts
Voters wait outside the polling location at Daskalos Center, on Menaul NE just east of San Mateo, on Election Day Tuesday. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)
Robert Aragon and Cynthia Borrego are headed for a Nov. 14 runoff election in the District 5 City Council race, unofficial results Tuesday show.
Robert Aragon, left, is headed for a runoff in the far northwest district with Cynthia Borrego, right.
Meanwhile, incumbents Ken Sanchez, Klarissa Peña, Diane Gibson and Don Harris fended off challengers to retain their City Council seats.
Aragon was the leading vote-getter in the far northwest district, with 39 percent of the vote, while Borrego received 38 percent in the three-way contest.
Aragon, 60, an Albuquerque attorney and a former state representative, was a registered Democrat until 2012, when he switched to the Republican Party.