October 15, 2012
No one debates the importance of education, and on November 6, 2012 every registered voter in Quay County, will have the opportunity to improve New Mexico’s higher education system and benefit nearly every public college and university across the state by supporting General Obligation Bond C. Mesalands Community College is slated to receive $1 million under G.O. Bond C for campus infrastructure improvements including roof repair, replacement of outdated air conditioning and heating systems, and electrical upgrades.
Higher Education Bond C proposes a total of $119,400,000 for capital improvements and renovations statewide. Bond C is funded with no new taxes. Instead, voters would see a positive economic impact due to the addition of an estimated 1,200 jobs across New Mexico, including in Quay County, and ensures that Mesalands will continue to offer quality job training and education for local residents.
“We are asking for the support of Quay County residents to vote on G.O. Bond C,” Dr. Mildred Lovato, President of Mesalands said. “These infrastructure improvements for our College are critical to maintain a high standard of education and produce the skilled workforce that is essential in a competitive economy. We sincerely appreciate the time everyone takes to vote on this important Bond issue because it will benefit the College and the community.”
Absentee voting lasts through November 2, 2012. Early voting is scheduled from October 20-November 3, and polls are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2012.