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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Official List of Declared Candidates for the Rio Rancho Municipal Officer Election

Those who have filed as candidates for office and who have been qualified by the Rio Rancho Office of the City Clerk include:

  • District 1 City Councilor (four-year term)
    • Jim Owen
    • Anthony Felimon Torres
  • District 2 City Councilor (2-year term, unexpired)
    • Jeremy Paul Lenentine
  • District 4 City Councilor (four-year term)
    • Ryan C. Parra
    • Paul M. Wymer
  • District 6 City Councilor (four-year term)
    • Daniel J. Stoddard
    • David L. Bency

 Each qualified candidate will appear in this order on the March 3, 2020 ballot unless a signed and notarized statement of withdrawal is submitted to the City Clerk on or before the seven (7) days after the declaration of candidacy filing date.

 Write-In Candidacy

Individuals desiring to be a write-in candidate may file a declaration of write-in candidacy on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 Candidacy Challenging

Pursuant to state law, any voter may challenge the candidacy of an individual seeking election to a municipal office by filing a petition in district court within seven (7) days after the declaration of candidacy filing date or within seven (7) days after the declaration of write-in candidacy filing date, respectively.

Run-Off Election

If no candidate for a particular office receives more than 50 percent of the total votes cast, the candidates with the highest and second-highest vote totals for the applicable office will be subject to a runoff election. The runoff election would be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

Also appearing on the March 3, 2020 ballot will be General Obligation Bond questions for roads and public safety

 For additional information about the bond questions, voter registration, absentee, early, and Election Day voting please visit the City’s website, For any questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (505) 891-5004.

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