Eight Candidates Face Off in Los Alamos County Council Race in November

Candidates and community members watch election results provided by the County Clerk’s Office Tuesday evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The results of Tuesday night’s Primary Election leave a field of four Democrats facing Four Republicans in the November race for four available seats on the Los Alamos County Council.

David Izraelevitz drew the largest number of votes among the five Democrats in the race with 1,010 votes. Ed Birnbaum drew the least votes with 627, so will be dropped from the November ballot. Republican Rick Reiss drew the highest number of votes in the Republican field of four candidates, and with 1,011 votes, received one more vote than Izraelevitz to take the winning spot of both races.

The remainder of the Democratic field of candidates includes Mary Susan O’Leary who took a strong second place with 924 votes, followed by Michael Redondo with 898 and Andrea Susan Cunningham with 895. On the Republican ticket, James Chrobocinski received 897 followed by John Bliss with 855 and Billy McKerley with 851.

In other local races, Democratic incumbent for Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados received 1,179 and Republican candidate Blair Redmond received 994 votes. Republican incumbent for Municipal Court Judge Alan Kirk received 1,077 and Democratic candidate Paul Martinez received 1,038 votes. Democratic incumbent for Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero received 1,048 and Republican candidate Jaret McDonald received 1,029 votes. Democratic candidate for County Assessor Ken Milder received 1,167 and Republican candidate Abraham Dispennette received 1,029 votes.

In state races, Dist. 43 Democratic incumbent Stephanie Garcia Richard received 1,269 votes. Geoff Rodgers won the Dist. 43 GOP race with 842 votes over Vincent Chiravalle who received 737 votes. Chiravalle threw his support to Rodgers in a statement issued to the media this morning.

Republican candidate Allen Weh defeated David Kale Clements in the U.S. Senate race and will face Democratic incumbent Tom Udall in the November General Election. Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan defeated Democratic challenger Robert Blanch and will face Republican Jefferson Byrd in the fall election. Gary King has been declared the winner in the Democratic race for governor of New Mexico and will face incumbent Susana Martinez in the fall. In the race for State Treasurer, Democrat Tim Eichenberg defeated John Wertheim and will face Republican Rick Lopez in November.

To see the entire 2014 Primary Election results, click here.


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