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Gutierrez calls for recount in RR District 3 result

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Rio Rancho City Clerk Steve Ruger said Councilor Tamara Gutierrez filed paperwork Wednesday for a recount of the municipal election results which showed her losing by a narrow margin to Cheryl Everett.

Unofficial results announced by the city showed Gutierrez with 496 votes to Everett’s 507.

Ruger said Gutierrez paid the required deposit equal to $50 per precinct in the district, or a total of $300.

The recount must be done within 10 days of receiving the request and requires a district court judge to be present, Ruger said.

He said the recount will be conducted at City Hall as soon as he can schedule a judge to attend.

Gutierrez has represented District 3 since mid-2009 when she was appointed to fill the vacancy left by the death of Councilor Delma Petrullo. Gutierrez was elected to the seat in 2010.

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