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News Alert: Candidates pack county council race

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By The Staff

Eight Republicans and three Democrats made their intentions to seek a seat on the Los Alamos County Council official during the one and only filing day at the ’s Office today.

Eight Republicans and three Democrats made their intentions to seek a seat on the Los Alamos County Council official during the one and only filing day at the County Clerk’s Office today.

The 11 candidates vying for four council vacancies include:

Republicans

  • Appointed Councilor Ralph Phelps;
  • Former Councilor Geoff Rodgers;
  • Former Councilor Fran Berting;
  • Former Councilor Jim Hall;
  • Businessman/LANL Group Leader Ron Selvage;
  • Business Consultant Ralph Damiani;
  • Musician Richard Hannemann; and
  • Resident Anthony Davis

Democrats

  • Businesswoman/JJAB Coordinator Debbie Gill;
  • School Board Member Ken Johnson; and
  • LANL Post Doc Student Nathan Hjelm

Candidates filing for other offices include:

Magistrate Court Judge

  • Incumbent Pat Casados, democrat; and
  • Developer Gary Ahlers, Republican

Municipal Court Judge

  • Incumbent Alan Kirk, Republican

Probate Court Judge

  • Appointed incumbent Y. Ellen Hong, Democrat

Sheriff

  • Marco Lucero, Democrat

Candidates filing today at the Secretary of State’s Office in Santa Fe:

New Mexico House of Representatives

  • Incumbent Jeannette Wallace, Republican;
  • LANL Scientist Pete Sheehey, Democrat; and
  • Teacher Stephanie Richard, Democrat