Close race for Village of Tijeras’ new mayor


TIJERAS, N.M. (KRQE) – The race for mayor in the Village of Tijeras is shaping up to be a close one.

Currently, Councilor Jake Bruton shows a lead of 118 votes over Mayor Gloria Chavez, who has 116 votes.

Mayor Chavez has faced a lot of heat over the last few years, including a move to seize and destroy a boy’s service dog, and most recently, for overruling the unanimous vote to fire a problematic village employee.

If the race falls at or within 1% of the vote, the state could issue an order for a recount. Otherwise, a candidate could also initiate a recount.

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