MONTE VISTA — Meet the candidates in Monte Vista will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Information Center. Gerald Vigil will be the moderator.
Republican Primary races for sheriff, county commissioner and coroner will be decided with the mail-in primary election.
Two-party races for county clerk and recorder and assessor and an unopposed incumbent for county treasurer will result in a show of support for the candidates, who will go on to the November election.
The big race is a three-way bid for sheriff involving incumbent Brian Norton and challengers Ethan Kroschel and Lyle Tuoti. Kroschel won top line designation at the county assembly and Tuoti petitioned onto the ballot. Each is expected to share his qualfications at the upcoming forum.
Incumbent Robert Hagedorn is in a hotly contested race against Karla Shriver for County Commissioner, District 2, while Arlyn Oakes is challenging incumbent coroner Rusty Strohmayer.
Michelle Montoya, a Democrat, is challenging Republican Cindy Hill for the post of County Clerk & Recorder. Incumbent Sandra Jackson is not running.
Incumbent Assessor T. Joe Dominguez, a Democrat, faces a challenge from Republican Marshal Boyd and Peggy Kern is running unopposed for County Treasurer.