Sanchez secures reelection; voters pass Prop. 1A

Photo by Diane Drekmann Costilla County Sheriff Danny Sanchez was reelected by voters during the Nov. 8 General Election.

COSTILLA COUNTY — Incumbent Danny Sanchez (D) was leading unaffiliated challenger Paul Quintana by more than 500 votes in the Costilla County Sheriff election, according to Tuesday night’s unofficial General Election results.

County voters were also supporting Issue 1A, a 1 cent sales tax increase that would be used to fund “urgent public safety needs” including law enforcement operations and detention facilities. The measure was on the way to passing with 56.27 percent of the vote.

Sanchez said, "Thank you for everyone that voted in the elections. And I will continue to serve to the best of my ability."

In other elections of note, Costilla County voters favored challenger Adam Frisch (1,090) over incumbent Lauren Boebert (533) for the U.S. House of Representatives Dist. 3 seat; supported Democrat Robert Willett (53.78 percent) over Democrat Anne Kelly in the 12th Judicial District Attorney election; and backed Democrat Matthew Martinez (1,016 votes) over Republican Carol Riggenbach (545) in the Colorado State Representative Dist. 62 election.

There were several uncontested races in Costilla as well. Lorraine Quintana was elected county commissioner in district 2, Najondire T. Placek was elected county clerk and recorder, Michael Ray Vigil was elected treasurer, Thomas Aragon was elected assessor and Gary Roy Vigil was elected coroner.

Crowther looking good in reelection bid

CONEJOS COUNTY — Incumbent Garth Crowther (R) appeared to have won reelection as Conejos County Sheriff based on Tuesday night’s unofficial General Election results. Crowther was leading challenger Martin Maez (D) by a wide margin, 2,169-1,210.

The sheriff’s election was the only contested race for Conejos County.

In other elections of note, Conejos County voters favored incumbent U.S. House Representative Lauren Boebert to represent Dist. 3 over Adam Frisch; backed Republican Anne Kelly (61.17 percent) over Democrat Robert Willett (38.83) in the 12th Judicial District Attorney election; and supported Republican Carol Riggenbach over Democrat Matthew Martinez, 1,764-1,549, in the State Representative Dist. 62 election.

There were many uncontested races in Conejos County. Mitchell Jarvies was elected as Conejos County Commissioner in District 2; Nathan Ruybal was elected county clerk and recorder, Mack M. Crowther was elected county treasurer, Naomi Martinez-Keys was elected county assessor, Martin Reynolds was elected county surveyor and Richard A. Martin was elected coroner.

 

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