Letter to Editor: Conejos County Clerk Nathan Ruybal announces re-election bid


I was appointed by the Conejos County Commissioners in January of 2018, taking over the office from long-time Clerk and Recorder Lawrence Gallegos. I then was elected to office in November 2018.

I took an oath to always uphold the Constitution which I take very seriously, and I would appreciate the support of all Conejos County Citizens to re-elect me for another 4 years as your Clerk and Recorder.

Since taking office, I have run seven successful and secure elections. I applied for and was awarded over $57,000 in grant money, which I used to upgrade computers and servers for Electronic Recording, and I purchased three new laptops for working remotely. I purchased three new Election Drop Boxes that were placed in Conejos, La Jara and soon to be placed in Romeo. I will also be running both the Primary and General Elections for 2022. I have also been awarded a grant from the Secretary of State's office to purchase a new video monitoring system for my office in an effort to upgrade our Election security.

I am truly honored to have a great staff who go above and beyond for me and the citizens of the county every day. Marci Lucero is my Election Clerk, Tamera Casias is my Title Clerk, and Kim Pacheco is my Recording Clerk. We all handle Motor Vehicle transactions daily and if you ever have any questions, call us at 719-376-5422 or email us at any time at [email protected].

My Staff and I take election and cyber security very seriously. My office offers several different services to the public: We are required to record documents from Elections, Motor Vehicle and Recordings. We remain open and transparent in all aspects of this office. We are always busy, however, my staff and I love to take care of all our citizens and get our jobs done accurately and safely while providing excellent customer service.

Serving the citizens of this great county fills me with significant pride. My family has been living in Conejos County for many generations. My parents taught me to always be kind and helpful to our neighbors and to never forget where I came from. I was born and raised in Conejos County, attending Antonito High School and then Adams State University graduating in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. I have served as a member of the DRIVES Governance Committee for three years governing many aspects of Motor Vehicle policy and procedures. I am a member of the Supervisory Committee for the Guadalupe Parish Credit Union. I love living in Conejos County where I am either working on my ranch, hiking, fishing, or hunting. There is no other place where I would like to live. I am rooted here in Conejos.

Nathan Ruybal

Conejos County