School board votes to change library name

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque School Board voted unanimously to remove convicted felon Manny Aragon’s name from a school library Wednesday.

The disgraced politician spent four and a half years in federal prison for pocketing more than $600,000 during the construction of Albuquerque’s Metro Courthouse

The library at Lowell Elementary school in southeast Albuquerque was named after Aragon while he was a senator.

For more than a year neighbors have been calling for it to be removed.

The entire school board agreed to take it down. No word on if the library will get a new name. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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