The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County Central Committee voted unanimously on Sunday to appoint Antonio Maggiore to replace Councilor Kristin Henderson on the party ticket for the Los Alamos County Council race. Henderson withdrew her candidacy last week.
According to local party Chair Robyn Schultz, Maggiore was the only candidate to come forward for consideration. He ran for a place on the ticket during the 2016 Primary election, losing to Henderson, Councilor Pete Sheehey and Chris Chandler by just 34 votes.
“It’s certainly unexpected. It’s really quite humbling to be given a second chance so quickly,” Maggiore said. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to get a second chance to get my views out there and hopefully represent the community.”
Maggiore recognizes the challenge he faces running against not only his fellow Democrats but Republicans Jaret McDonald, Steve Girrens, and Patrick Brenner for the three vacant seats.
“I feel like I’m two months behind everyone else – because I am – which is OK. I like a challenge and will do my best to live up to everyone’s expectations,” Maggiore said.