Council Questions Three Finalists

County Council selected from left, Rick Reiss, Ralph Phelps and Stephen Boerigter from the field of seven applicants to fill a vacancy on Council. Reiss received five votes and Phelps received four votes. Boerigter prevailed in a second round of voting after having tied at three votes with Andrea Cunningham. Each of the three finalists are fielding questions from Council members before the final selection is made this evening to fill the vacancy. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Councilors remarked how difficult their decision has been this evening because of the significant qualifications of the applicants. “We have seven high calibur, professional candidates,” Chair Sharon Stover said. Each Councilor is taking turns asking a set of questions to each of the three finalists. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess, at right, listens as the finalists for a seat on Council express their ideas and beliefs. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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