Besides school board candidates, the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office also had plenty of candidates from the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos Advisory Board, show up, as four candidates showed up at the office to officially declare their candidacy Dec. 16.
According to state election laws, candidates wanting to declare their official candidacy for the board in person must do so on that date.
On Tuesday, UNM-LA Advisory Board Chairman Stephen Boerigter put in his reelection bid, declaring for “Position Four.” Since no other candidates for the position came in that day, most likely Boerigter, the incumbent, will go unchallenged during the Feb 3 elections, unless a write-in candidate files on or before Dec. 30, the cutoff date for doing so.
That same date applies for potential Los Alamos School Board candidates as well.
“Position Three” was the only other seat up for grabs, as the person who occupied that position, Linda Hull, opted not to run again.
Candidates that showed up for the position on Tuesday included Troy Hughes, Michael Di Rosa and James Nealy Robinson.
For Boerigter, running for reelection was an easy choice.