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Reiss announces run for council

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County > Republican was appointed back in 2012

By The Staff

Local businessman Rick Reiss told the Los Alamos Monitor Tuesday night that he will seek another term on the Los Alamos County Council.
Reiss has set up a website called rick4council.com and has billed himself as a councilor with a business perspective.
In 2012, the Los Alamos County Council met in a special session Thursday night to select a replacement for Ron Selvage, who resigned due to personal reasons.
The council decided on Reiss, a Republican, who has lived in Los Alamos 20 years. He has served on the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Airport Board and various ad-hoc committees, including one for county attorney selection and one for a county bond issue to support the Trinity Site redevelopment.
Reiss has also served with the Kiwanis, Los Alamos Community Foundation and Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and was co-chair for the United Way with his wife.
In an interview in 2012, Reiss said he has considered running for council a number of times in the past.
“The decision-maker in my house, my wife, was opposed to taking the role because of time commitments elsewhere,” Reiss said. “She changed her mind in this particular case because she knew it was about time for me to get something done and I needed to participate.”
Reiss’ wife Deborah, is a certified public accountant with her own tax firm. Their daughter Rikki Bettinger, and their son Jason, are grown, married and live in Texas. Reiss also is the owner of a mortgage company named LA Solutions. He is one of the former owners of Mountain Community Bank, which grew into Community Bank.
Councilor David Izraelevitz also has announced he will seek another term. Council chair Geoff Rodgers announced he will run for the state representative seat currently held by Stephanie Garcia Richard.