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The Bernalillo County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications from individuals interested in filling the vacant District 26 seat of the New Mexico Senate.

The commission will appoint a replacement for Senator Jacob Candelaria, who resigned his seat.

Submissions will be accepted until Thursday, Nov. 10 at noon. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and résumé to the Bernalillo County Manager’s Office, Attention: Julie Morgas Baca, County Manager, 415 Silver Ave, SW, 8th Floor, Albuquerque, NM, 87102 or via email to: manager@bernco.gov.

Interested persons must be at least 25 years old and live within the boundaries of Senate District 26.  The New Mexico Senate District 26 is primarily located in the western quadrants of Bernalillo County.  A map of District 26 is located here. 

The Board of County Commissioners will choose the District 26 replacement at the regularly scheduled administrative meeting on Nov. 15, 2022 at 5 p.m.