Mapleton Public Schools
contestants, incumbent loses
Five candidates vied for three open seats on the Mapleton Public Schools Board of Education. The top three candidates as of press time Wednesday were Stephen Donnell, with 23.93 percent or 2,075 votes; Sheila Montoya, with 23.04 percent or 1,998 votes; and Jen Raiffe, with 20.98 percent, or 1,819 votes.
Incumbent Raymond Garcia came in fourth place and did not secure a second term on the board. He had 1,404 votes (16.19 percent).
Martín Mendez had 15.86 percent, or 1,375 votes.
Board members Norma Frank and Craig Emmert were term-limited this year.
The newly-elected board members will be sworn in Nov. 19.