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Candidates sign up for 34 races


August 28, 2019

There will be five contested races in Curry County on Election Day, with three on the same school board.

Candidates signed up Tuesday for various public school board, trustee and conservation district elections. This is the first year all of the elections were consolidated to the November general election as part of House Bill 407.

A total of 41 candidates signed up for 34 races in Curry and Roosevelt counties. Election Day is Nov. 5.

Contested races are in:

• All three positions of the Texico School Board. Position 1 features Sandymarie I Pieratt, Derek Kyle Cain, Jason Levi Queener, Jerred Orson Cooper. Position 2 features Troy Lance Teague, Chad H. Davis. Position 3 features Craig Rohrbach and Charles Bryan Vannatta

• Position 3 on the Grady School Board, between Kodie D. Weese and Gerald W. Garland

• District 4 of the Clovis Community College Board of Trustees, where incumbent Raymond Mondragon is challenged by Carolyn Spence.

No elections with Roosevelt County serving as the parent county features a contested race.

Candidates running for boards covering multiple counties signed up at the county courthouse corresponding to their voter registration.

Sept. 3 is the only day for write-in candidate to file, and also serves as the final day for any candidate to withdraw.

The following candidates were shown as signing up as of 5 p.m.:

Curry County

Clovis School Board

District 3: Paul S. Cordova Jr.

District 4: Shawn L. Hamilton

District 5: Terry Martin

Grady School Board

Position 1: Kathy D. Edwards

Position 2: James Carroll Schell

Position 3: Kodie D. Weese, Gerald W. Garland

Texico School Board

Position 1: Sandymarie I Pieratt, Derek Kyle Cain, Jason Levi Queener, Jerred Orson Cooper

Position 2: Troy Lance Teague, Chad H. Davis

Position 3: Craig Rohrbach, Charles Bryan Vannatta

Melrose School Board

Position 1: Barry L. Allen

Position 2: Joseph W. Reed

Position 3: Cedar C. Rush

Clovis Community College Board of Trustees

District 1: Laura Agnelia Leal

District 3: Lora L. Harlan

District 4: Raymond Mondragon, Carolyn B. Spence

Central Curry Soil and Water Conservation District

Position 1 Supervisor: Spencer D. Pipkin

Position 2 Supervisor: Doyle Zane Carpenter

Position 3 Supervisor At-Large: Erik R. Nelson

Roosevelt County

Portales School Board

Position 1: Rodney O. Savage

Position 2: Inez F. Rodriguez

Position 5: David R. Rankin

Dora School Board

Position 1: Patrick O. Kircher

Position 2 (two-year term): Andrea L. King

Position 3: Tyrl A. Tipton

Position 5 (two-year term): Brandon M. Dewbre

Elida School Board

Position 1: Chance Brendal Bradley

Position 2: Cody Ferguson

Floyd School Board

Position 3: Marvin Leon Nall

Position 4: Ryan J. Bollema

Border Soil and Water District

Supervisor 1: Virginia A. Clemmons

Supervisor 2: Thomas Luther Holmes

Roosevelt Soil and Water Conservation District

Supervisor 1: Mitzi V. Miller

Superivsor 2: Ricky G. Ledbetter

Supervisor 5: George K. Hay


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