Elected felon asks governor for pardon

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A felon won an election for a public office that he isn’t allowed to hold.

The middle Rio Grande Conservancy District says votes from Tuesday’s election are all counted now.

Matthew Aragon of Los Lunas won the Valencia County seat to be on the board by 36 votes. Aragon, who was allowed to run for office, cannot be sworn in because he was convicted in 1997 of a felony charge of shooting at a car.

He was in Santa Fe Friday, asking the governor for a pardon. He has until 1:30 Monday afternoon or someone else will have to fill the position.

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