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Mayor, council seats, bonds on Corrales ballot; Bernalillo voters also go to polls March 4

Corrales voters will face a multitude of decisions on March 4.

The municipal election involves the election of a mayor and three council positions, as well as two bond questions related to the controversial wastewater project.

Mayor Phil Gasteyer is stepping down after two terms but is running unopposed for the District 3 seat on the council.

The two-person mayoral contest consists of former village administrator and councilor Chris Allen and local businessman Scott Kominiak.


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In the council’s District 1 race, incumbent Ennio Garcia-Miera is running against Tom Brown, a retired pharmaceutical sales representative.

John Alsobrook is also seeking re-election to his District 4 council seat. His opponent is Dave Dornburg.

As for the bond questions, voters will be asked whether the village should issue $500,000 to establish a wastewater utility revolving loan fund to help property owners to connect to the installed wastewater collection line in the high-density area along Corrales Road between Wagner Lane and Meadowlark Lane, and to provide a fund for future improvements of, and connections to, the wastewater utility system.

The other ballot question will be whether the village should issue $1,500,000 to expand existing wastewater utility service, and plan, design and construct collection lines to the immediate needs areas.


In the town of Bernalillo, Mayor Jack Torres is running unopposed to retain his position.

There are two council seats up for grabs. One is the seat held by Councilor Dale Prairie, who is seeking re-election. The other is the seat held by Councilor Santiago Montoya, who is stepping down.

Candidates Tina Dominguez and John Estrada are vying for those positions. Dominguez’s career includes stints in the administration in Bernalillo, Corrales and Santa Fe. Estrada is the former Bernalillo fire chief.

Town council positions are not districted. Candidates run at large.

The Bernalillo town election also is on March 4.