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Primary Election to decide some Valley races

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 11th, 2014

Courier editor

VALLEY — County clerks throughout the San Luis Valley have already mailed out ballots for the June 24 Primary Election, and some residents may have already cast their votes.

In some counties like Alamosa and Mineral, the Primary Election will be fairly uneventful. However, in other counties like Rio Grande County, crucial races will be decided during the Primary.

The Rio Grande County Coroner and Rio Grande County Commissioner District 2 races will be decided on June 24. No Democrats are running for either of those positions, but Republicans vying for county coroner are Stephen Hunzeker and incumbent Rusty Strohmayer, and Republicans running for the county commissioner seat in District 2 are Alan Wright and incumbent Karla Shriver.

Three are competing for Rio Grande County Sheriff, with incumbent Sheriff Brian Norton, a Republican, unchallenged at the Primary Election level, and the Democratic race seeing two challengers, William “Bill” Lucero and Robert “Bobby” Fresquez. The Rio Grande County Assessor’s race will not heat up until the General Election in November when voters will choose between Democrat Michelle Medina and Republican J.J. Mondragon.

For the complete article see the 06-11-2014 issue.

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