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10:35 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Benton Wins City Council Seat, Voters Approve Bonds

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Redistricting set Issac Benton (D) and Roxanna Meyers (R) up to compete for the District 2 Albuquerque City Council seat. The race heated up after accusations that special interest dollars were being funneled into campaigns.

According to KOB-TV, Benton won 61 percent of votes while Meyers trailed with 39 percent. 

Eight of 10 city bond measure received over 70 percent of votes, while all were passed, including funding for public safety, the ABQBioPark and museums, streets and public transportation, and libraries.