Tuesday, February 03, 2009
8 School Board Candidates Don't File Financial Disclosures
By Andrea Schoellkopf
Journal Staff Writer
Three of 11 Albuquerque school board candidates filed voluntary financial disclosure forms by the 4 p.m. deadline Monday, with others saying they had forgotten or were busy.
The APS board this year decided to ask candidates to voluntarily submit financial reports on Jan. 12 and again on Monday, a day before the election.
Here are the filings and top contributors:
n Anna L. Armijo: Missed the deadline but planned to submit later Monday night.
n Aggie Lopez: Planned to submit by 9 p.m.
n Jeffrey Rich: Has said he did not plan to comply.
n Lorenzo L. Garcia: Thought it was due on Wednesday.
n Incumbent Paula Maes: Forgot to submit but did so after the Journal called. Total of $2,550, $850 in new contributions. James and Melanie Majors $100; Jon Barela $100; Patrick and Tricia Maes $100; Carla Aragon $100; John Cordova $100; Diana and George Trujeque, $100; Martin Esquivel $250.
n Renée Rosales: Didn't know the deadline was Monday.
n Carolyne DeVore-Parks: Said she had been busy.
n Incumbent Mary Lee Martin: Total of $4,154, with $1,335 in new contributions. Top contributors in the recent filing: Nann Winter, $100; Albuquerque Teachers Federation, $1,000; and Jim Hunter of New Mexico Crime Prevention Association, $100.
n David L. Robbins: Total of $5,755.52, $1,040 in new contributions. Top contributors: Truman and Norma Hopkins $100; Betty L. Robbins, $100; Harold and Shirley Ebbeler, $540; and Robert Hajek $200.
n Patrick J. Marron: Did not file; could not be reached for comment.
n David Peercy: Total of $6,345, $2,345 in new contributions. L. Maxine Todd, $150; Dolly J. Juarez, $120; Janet M. Thompson, $200; Don Kaufman, $500; Albuquerque Teachers Federation, $1,000; Ashley Cowder of Rio Rancho, $100.