Amy Woods, who is running on the Democratic ticket for the county clerk’s office, stresses her education, management experience and community service.
“I have roots in the community. I grew up here. I know the town. I know how it evolved, or sort of how it evolved,” Woods said. “And I know how important it is to support the community and recognize and acknowledge Los Alamos is a really special place, and to deal with stuff that comes up in recognition of that specialness.”
Woods grew up in Los Alamos but spent years traveling the county, pursuing her bachelor’s degree and an M.B.A. and working in management for companies like IBM and Data General. She returned three years ago to care for her mother, Carlotta McInteer, when her health was failing.
McInteer, who has since passed away, was Woods’ inspiration for becoming involved in the community and running for office. McInteer had an unsuccessful run for county office and served with several local organizations.
“It just felt right to continue that tradition,” Woods said. “One of the things I missed while I was out on the road was a sense of community and a sense of participation and building a relationship with the community and building help for the community.”