March 2, 2010, Municipal Election Results

The results from the city of Rio Rancho’s March 2, 2010, municipal election have been canvassed and certified as official by a district court judge.

The official election results include:
Mayor, Four-Year Term Elected at-Large
 Absentee/Early
 Polls
 Total
 Thomas E. Swisstack (Incumbent)
 1325
 2924
 4249
 Jim Owen
 379
 1202
 1581
District 2 City Councilor, Four-Year Term
 Absentee/Early
 Polls
 Total
 Patricia A. Thomas (Incumbent)
 201
 382
 583
 Federico Cardenas
 85
 191
 276
 Paul Anthony Valles
 42
 89
 131
District 3 City Councilor, Four-Year Term
 Absentee/Early
 Polls
 Total
 Denny Muzzey
 106
 243
 349
 Tamara L. Gutierrez (Incumbent)
 175
 313
 488
District 5 City Councilor, Four-Year Term
 Absentee/Early
 Polls
Total
 Timothy C. Crum
 272
 640
 912
Municipal Judge Four-Year Term Elected at-Large
 Absentee/Early
 Polls
 Total
 James M. Walker (Incumbent)
 707
 1526
 2233
 Rodney Lawrence Gabaldon
 123
 424
 547
 Jeff G. Hartman
 363
 885
 1248
 G. Robert Cook
 401
 917
 1318
View (searchable PDF) official and signed canvassing document.

Through the canvassing process, which is in place to ensure the accuracy of election results, it was verified that out of the 48,141 eligible registered voters who could have cast a ballot in this election, 5,852 or 12.16 percent voted.

A runoff election was held on April 13, 2010, for the municipal judge seat. This runoff election was necessary as no candidate received more than 50 percent of the total votes cast in this contest.

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