Lansford announces candidacy for mayor

Freedom New Mexico

David Lansford, Clovis’ first elected mayor, is seeking his fourth term for the job after a four-year hiatus.

Lansford, 52, a pharmacist, announced Thursday in a Clovis News Journal advertisement that he has a desire to serve the public and be a good steward of the city’s obligations and resources.

He is the first candidate, incumbent or challenger, to officially announce election intentions for the mayor’s race.

Gayla Brumfield, who defeated five other candidates in the 2008 municipal election to replace him, is the incumbent.

The March 6 election will include the mayor’s race, one race for each of the commission districts and a ballot issue to amend the city charter to bar dual service on city and county commissions.

Lansford was first elected to the Clovis City Commission in 1994, when the mayor was a position elected from within the commission body. He was later elected mayor when it changed to a position chose by voters.

In his three mayoral elections, Lansford defeated eight challengers. His last term as mayor ended in 2007.