Local Roundup: Candidate deadline near

CNJ staff

Any person who plans to run for political office in the June Primary must make any necessary changes to their voter registration before 5 p.m. Monday, according the Curry County Clerk’s office.
The potential candidate’s voter registration must show their correct address and political party affiliation to be included on the ballot.
The cutoff is tied to the governor’s issuing of the Primary Proclamation, which will be made Monday for the June 3 primary.

De Baca County sheriff resigns
De Baca County will be looking for a sheriff again after Jimmy Butterfield resigned Tuesday after less than five months on the job.
Butterfield cited stress as the reason for his resignation after less then five months on the job, according to De Baca County Clerk Laurie Pettigrew.
He is the sixth sheriff in a row to resign before the end of a term.
Butterfield was appointed in August 2007 to replace Mike Chavez, who resigned June 22. He was sworn into office on Sept. 11, and had a salary of $32,885 per year, according to Pettigrew.
Butterfield’s resignation will be effective Feb. 8 and De Baca County will be accepting applications for the position until Feb. 25, Pettigrew said.
Chavez was arrested after he resigned and charged on multiple counts of embezzlement, falsifying government documents and intimidation of a witness in connection with his time in the office, according to county officials and court documents.
He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in District Court.