New mayors selected, Rio Rancho to have runoff

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A lot of New Mexico towns and cities have new mayors Wednesday.

In Santa Fe democrat Javier Gonzales, who use to be the head of the state democratic party, beat out city councilors Patti Bushee and Bill Dimas.

He takes over for mayor David Coss, who endorsed him.

Belen also has a new mayor. Jerah Cordova beat out Wayne Gallegos.

And in Los Lunas, Charles Griego brought in 68 percent of the votes, beating out Robert Vialpando.

In Rio Rancho it was a different story.

There will be a special runoff election for mayor because no candidate got 50 percent of the votes.

Greggory Hull took in 43 percent and Michael Williams got 29 percent.

They will face off April 15.

According to a news release, a runoff election for the Las Vegas, N.M., City Council will take place after Tuesday night’s election.

To see all municipal election results in a central location,visit the Secretary of State website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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