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Council Appoints Katrina Schmidt To Fill Open Seat

on January 30, 2019 - 12:26pm
Applicants for the open seat on Los Alamos County Council answer questions during the regular meeting Tuesday night in Council Chambers. Questions ranged from the applicants' leadership experience to what they believe are key priorities for the County. Council voted 4-2 to appoint Katrina Schmidt to fill the seat left vacant by Christine Chandler now serving as Dist. 43 State Representative. Councilor James Robinson and Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey voted for John Bliss while Council Chair Sara Scott and Councilors Antonio Maggiore, David Izraelevitz and Randall Ryti voted for Schmidt. Schmidt is a fourth-grade teacher at Barranca Elementary School. Applicants from left include Jose Carreno, Aaron Walker, Gary Stradling, Schmidt, Brady Burke, John Bliss, Brad Nyenhuis, Amanda Robertson, Eric Stromberg and Greg White. Check back at for the complete story. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/