AZTEC – The San Juan County Commission has nominated Shannon Pinto to take her grandfather’s seat in the state Senate, representing District 3.
The County Commission had originally nominated former County Commissioner Wallace Charley, but Charley withdrew his name from consideration.
That led to the County Commission having a special meeting Monday to choose a new nominee.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will ultimately choose whom to appoint to fill the vacant position. District 3 includes portions of San Juan and McKinley counties. Both counties have chosen nominees to serve the remainder of Sen. John Pinto’s term.