March 2, 2010, Municipal Election Results

The results from the city of Rio Rancho’s March 2, 2010, municipal election have been canvassed and certified as official by a district court judge.

The official election results include:
Mayor, Four-Year Term Elected at-Large
 Thomas E. Swisstack (Incumbent)
 Jim Owen
District 2 City Councilor, Four-Year Term
 Patricia A. Thomas (Incumbent)
 Federico Cardenas
 Paul Anthony Valles
District 3 City Councilor, Four-Year Term
 Denny Muzzey
 Tamara L. Gutierrez (Incumbent)
District 5 City Councilor, Four-Year Term
 Timothy C. Crum
Municipal Judge Four-Year Term Elected at-Large
 James M. Walker (Incumbent)
 Rodney Lawrence Gabaldon
 Jeff G. Hartman
 G. Robert Cook
View (searchable PDF) official and signed canvassing document.

Through the canvassing process, which is in place to ensure the accuracy of election results, it was verified that out of the 48,141 eligible registered voters who could have cast a ballot in this election, 5,852 or 12.16 percent voted.

A runoff election was held on April 13, 2010, for the municipal judge seat. This runoff election was necessary as no candidate received more than 50 percent of the total votes cast in this contest.

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