Filing day Tuesday for municipal elections

CNJ staff

Tuesday is filing day for municipal elections across eastern New Mexico, with an 8 a.m.-5 p.m. window to file for office.

The following is a list of items of residents who have made public announcements of their intentions to run in Clovis’ March 6 election.

• The mayor’s race. Incumbent Mayor Gayla Brumfield will face challenger and former Mayor David Lansford.

• City Commission, District 1. Incumbent Randal Crowder and Jan Elliott.

• City Commission, District 2. John Jones and Sandra Taylor-Sawyer intend to run in the open seat. Incumbent Fred Van Soelen will not seek a third term.

• City Commission, District 3. Incumbent Robert Sandoval.

• City Commission, District 4. Incumbent Chris Bryant and R.L. “Rube” Render.

The ballot will also include a question on adding a new section to the city charter to essentially ban dual service on the Clovis City and Curry County commissions.

Section 2-6 of the charter, if approved by voters, would read, “No elected officer of the City shall be an elected officer of any county of the state of New Mexico while in office, except a person who on March 15, 2012, is both an elected officer of the city and an elected officer of a county of the state of New Mexico, may complete the existing term of county office.”

Other eastern New Mexico communities — Portales, Texico, Melrose, Grady, Dora, Elida and Floyd — also have a Tuesday filing day for various council positions.