Thirteen seek open city seat

ALAMOSA — According to Alamosa City Clerk Holly Martinez, 13 Alamosans have turned in letters of interest for the at-large vacancy on the Alamosa city council that opened up when Councilman Ty Coleman was elected mayor.

Those wishing to be considered to fill Coleman’s unexpired term include his opponent in the mayoral race, Mayor Josef Lucero as well as two city councilors who lost their positions on council in the November election: Kristina Daniel who was beaten out by 1 vote by David Broyles; and Michael Stefano who will be replaced on council by Michael Carson.

Others interested in the open seat on council include: Shirley Adcock; Darrel Cooper; Leland Romero; Lori Smith; Rob Oringdulph; Martin Diaz; Heather Hixson; John Adams; Josh Wehe; and Pete Magee.

Applicants had until 5 p.m. on Friday to turn in letters of interest to the city. The city council will now have to decide how they will fill the vacancy. The newly elected council will take their oaths of office on Wednesday, Dec. 6.