General Obligation Bond D
This November, voters in Quay County will be asked to invest in the state’s public colleges, universities and specialty schools. General Obligation Bond D
(referred to as GO Bond D) is asking voters to approve more than $128 million for needed renovations, upgrades and improvements. Voting “yes” on GO Bond D will not increase property taxes.
In Quay County, approval of Bond D will mean an allocation of $800,000 Mesalands Community College, which will fund renovations to the Math-Science Learning (tutoring) Center and the Business Office area, located in Building A. These Bond D projects will also bring jobs and revenues to the local economy, adding to the community’s economic development and gross receipts tax revenue.
For many of New Mexico’s colleges and universities, including Mesalands Community College, GO Bond D is their only source of funding that allows them to re-invest and modernize facilities they already have, improve safety and technology, and boost degree and certificate programs that give students the knowledge and skills they need to pursue high-paying, in-demand careers.
These voter-approved funds are crucial to ensuring higher education institutions remain competitive and are able to attract the best and brightest students and faculty, as well as provide a quality education.
Early voting begins on October 20, and Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, with polls open for in-person voting from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
For additional information about General Obligation Bond D, including a detailed list of projects and schools throughout New Mexico, visit www.nmbondd.com.
Matthew Pacheco is from Tucumcari New Mexico and completed over 40 credit hours from Mesalands Community College, as a Dual Enrollment student of Tucumcari High School. He graduated from Tucumcari High School in 2011 and then started college at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) in Portales, New Mexico. He graduated from ENMU in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and then transferred to the College of Dental Medicine at Midwestern University in Arizona. He then obtained his Doctoral of Dental Medicine Degree in May 2018.