Preliminary Election Results for 2023

Preliminary Election Results for 2023
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The Secretary of State Office for New Mexico has released unofficial election results from yesterday's elections in Torrance County and around the state. Local election results are as follows:

East Torrance Soil and Water Conservation Board

  • Jennifer Logan won 51% of the vote with 286 votes and Christina Estrada won 49% of the vote with 274 votes.
  • Clayton Gardner won the landowner supervisor slot unopposed.

Claunch-Pinto Soil and Water Conservation Board

  • For the landowner supervisor slot, Felipe Lovato won 35% of the vote with 102 votes, Gerald Chavez won 31% of the vote with 90 votes, and Aubrey Dunn won 34% of the vote with 98 votes.

Encino

  • Victor Gallegos won with 100% of the votes in his unopposed race for mayor.
  • In the Encino Town Council race, Steve Guzman received 32% of the vote (19 votes), Corine Perez received 33% of the vote (20 votes), and Elias Sanchez received 35% of the vote (21 votes).

Estancia

  • In the Trustee at Large race, cannabis shop owner Amy May won 39% of the vote (54 votes), Irena Moser (wife of mayor Nathan Dial) received 16% of the votes (22 votes), write-in candidate Patrick Sanchez received 27% of the vote, and write-in candidate Mark Martinez received 18% of the vote (25 votes).
  • In the Estancia Municipal School District Board of Education race, Ashley Romero won 39% of the vote with 211 votes, Sarah Lucero won 33% of the vote with 178 votes, and Heather Hedges won 28% of the vote with 151 votes.
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Moriarty

  • In what may be considered an upset, Brandon Web beat City Councilmember Steve Anaya in the Moriarty Mayoral Race with 53% of the vote (152 votes) to Anaya's 47% of the vote (134 votes).
  • In the councilor at large race, Kimberly Delynn Garcia received 39% of the vote (140 votes), W. Brent Myrick received 19% of the vote (66 votes), and Jeremy Trujillo received 42% of the vote (150 votes).
  • In the Moriarty-Edgewood School District (MESD) school board position 2 race, Denny Young won unopposed.
  • In the MESD school board position 3 race, Jeffrey Lossing won 40% of the vote (31 votes), Lacey Hites won 38% of the vote (29 votes), and Dawn Middleton won 22% of the vote (17 votes).
  • In the MESD school board position 4 race, Dorothy Encinias-Pachta won 49% of the vote (161 votes) and Albert Chavez won 51% of the vote (170).

Mountainair

  • In the Town Council race, incumbent Ernie Lopez received 19% of the vote (87 votes), Mayor pro tem Gayle Jones received 40% of the vote (181 votes), and newcomer Annette Padilla received 40% of the vote (181 votes as well).
  • In the municipal judge contest, Carlos McMahon is currently listed as having received 100% of the vote (72 votes), and write-in candidate Michelle Archuleta did not receive any votes. However, on social media, Mountainair Mayor Peter Nieto has claimed that he is aware of an unofficial count of write-in votes, with 192 votes going to Archuleta.
  • In the Mountainair Public Schools Board of Education member at large race, Victor Romero won 26% of the vote with 264 votes, Darrell Roberts won 24% of the vote with 246 votes, Ramona Medina won 15% of the vote with 158 votes, Kristin Oliver won 17% of the vote with 177 votes, and Ray Sharbutt won 17% of the vote with 175 votes.

Willard

  • In the trustee's race, Fay Chavez received 100% of the vote (41 votes). It is possible that write-in votes for Barbara Delgado and Anntonett Garcia have not yet been tabulated.
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