Bond election for MESD passes by a landslide

91 percent of voters approve bonds for schools

Unofficial results from Tuesday’s Moriarty-Edgewood School District Bond election indicate that the bond passed 389 votes to 35, or 91 percent of the vote.

In all, there were 494 votes cast on the general obligation bond.

Unofficial results from the Torrance County Clerk show 45 percent of the votes were cast in Moriarty at the Moriarty Civic Center and 53 percent in Edgewood at Edgewood Elementary School, and four votes cast on absentee ballots.

In Moriarty, the measure passed with 179 for and 14 voters opposed; in Edgewood, 206 voters were in favor of the bond, and 21 against. All four absentee votes were in favor of the bond.

According to Moriarty-Edgewood School District superintendent Tom Sullivan the bond will bring about 20 million dollars to the district over the course of four to five years, and was a result of a “comprehensive facilities analysis to identify district needs.” Also according to Sullivan the passing of the bond does not raise property taxes for those in the district but makes a huge impact on the schools. “We are very pleased that the community supported the schools.

The funds will be used to improve facilities around the school district, Sullivan said.