Lucas Peerman, Las Cruces Sun-News
Published 10:27 a.m. MT Aug. 27, 2019 | Updated 10:46 a.m. MT Aug. 27, 2019
LAS CRUCES – Tuesday is filing day across New Mexico for candidates who plan to run for office in November.
The Sun-News has reported throughout the last few months on residents who plan to plan to run for Las Cruces mayor and city council positions, but will they actually sign the paperwork to do so? We’ll find out today. Candidates have until 5 p.m. to file.
In Doña Ana County, the Nov. 5 election marks a number of “firsts.”
For the first time, elections for school districts, community college districts, flood control districts, special zoning districts, soil and water conservation districts, and water and sanitation districts will be on the November ballot. In 2022, conservancy districts will be added to the consolidated elections.
Also, the city of Las Cruces is delegating the responsibility for running its elections to the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office for the first time. Until now, the county clerk’s office has worked with the city clerk’s office on the logistics of running city elections, like providing voting machines, but the city clerk’s office was ultimately responsible for hosting them. The county clerk also will be tasked with choosing polling places.
And in the races for Las Cruces mayor, municipal judge and city council, voters will be able to “rank” their choices. Stay tuned for more reporting on ranked-choice voting — how it works and what it might mean for this election. Also, the county clerk will host an information session on ranked-choice voting from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave.
We’ll be updating this list of Doña Ana County candidates throughout the day. Last update: 10:44 a.m.
Las Cruces Mayor
- Eugenia (Gina) Montoya Ortega
- Gregory Z. Smith
- Jesusita Dolores Lucero
- Mike A. Tellez
- Isabella Solis
Las Cruces Council District 1
- Kasandra Gandara
Las Cruces Council District 2
Las Cruces Council District 4
- Jeffrey R. Silva
Hatch Trustee Position 1
- Robert D. Martinez
Sunland Park Council District 5
- Maria M. Burciaga
Hatch Valley School Board Position 2
- Merlinda Hinojos
Hatch Valley School Board Position 3
- Lupe M. Castillo
Gadsden Independent School District 4
- Daniel Castillo
Doña Ana Soil and Water Supervisor 1
- Kurt SJ Anderson
- Jerry Guy Schickedanz
Doña Ana Soil and Water Supervisor 5
- Christoper Kost Podruchny Cardenas
Anthony Water and Sanitation Board
- Veronica Rodriguez
Lower Rio Grande Public Water Works Authority
- Michael Lee McMullen
Also: The New Mexico Secretary of State has a list of all candidates who file today.
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