Next March, Corrales voters will elect a mayor and three members of the Village Council. Terms will be expiring for Mayor Jo Anne Roake, Council District 1 Councillor Kevin Lucero, Council District 3’s Mel Knight and Council District 4’s Tyson Parker. All positions are for four years.
At its October 12 session the council passed a resolution notifying the N.M. Secretary of State that those positions will be filled at the coming municipal election.
Typically, villagers interested in running for municipal office begin considering their prospects —and expected time available to serve— in December, before filing a declaration of candidacy in January.
The council meets twice a month, in recent years on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
None of those for whom terms are expiring have announced publicly whether they intend to seek re-election.
Those elected, and those councillors with two years remaining on their terms, are expected to grapple with revisions to the Corrales Comprehensive Plan, extension of sewer service to neighborhoods east and west of Corrales Road, amendments to the Village’s land use regulations, a decision whether to take ownership of what is now State Highway 448, Corrales Road, and protections for habitat in the Bosque Preserve, among other issues.