Seven people stepped forward by Tuesday’s noon deadline to fill the remaining 19 months of Rep. Jeannette Wallace’s House District 43 term. Wallace died from illness in April.
She served two decades in the New Mexico state legislature. Wallace has been described as a tireless advocate for the people of Los Alamos, Sandoval, and Santa Fe counties.
Those vying to replace her are two sitting county councilors, a former councilor, a former school board member, a forest association official from La Cienega and two local Democrats who vied for Republican Wallace’s seat in the last election.