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Election roundup


Last updated 2/8/2022 at 4:36pm

Election Day is March 1 for municipal candidates in Curry and Roosevelt counties. On the ballots:


City Commission:

• District 1: James Burns (incumbent); George Jones

• District 1: Juan Garza

• District 2: Ronald Porter

• District 3: Paul Nelson; David Bryant.

• District 4: Megan Palla

Municipal judge: Vicki Kelley

Four proposals related to the city charter:

• Raising the recall petition signature requirement from 20% of prior municipal election turnout to 33 1/3%.

• Requiring a recall petition include a reason.

• Eliminating a section on term limits rendered unenforceable by the state constitution.

• Editing the charter to be gender-neutral (for example: amending sections where commissioners are referred to as “himself”).


Mayor: Ron Jackson (incumbent); Reydecel Cross

City Council:

• Ward A: Jake Lopez

• Ward B: Oscar Robinson (incumbent); Grace Padilla; John Bonifant

• Ward C: Mike Miller

• Ward D: Dianne Parker

• Municipal judge: Barbara George


Mayor: Jerry Bradley

City Council:

• Position 1: Max Carter

• Position 2: Oran Audrey

Municipal judge: Joshua Gussendorf


Mayor: Durward Dixon


• Position 1: Steve Barron

• Position 2: Beverly Creighton

Municipal judge: C.D. Newberry.


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