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A slew of candidates file for office

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June 1 primary election packed with Republicans

By Carol A. Clark

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 phD Student Nathan Hjelm

 

Candidates filing for other offices include:

 

Assessor:

 

  • Incumbent JoAnn Johnson, Republican

 

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