By Tony A. Archuleta
Terri Copsin, an 18-year Sierra County resident, is making her first run for public office, and in her bid for County Treasurer, the Albuquerque native touts 30-plus years experience in the financial sector.
A 1972 graduate of West Mesa High, Copsin began her career in the early 1980s, first going to work for the City of Albuquerque’s finance department before joining Albuquerque Police Department as payroll director, and then the city’s treasury department as vault clerk.
Copsin and her husband of 39 years, Robert, a retired APD officer, were frequent visitors to Elephant Butte Lake before moving to Sierra County fulltime. The couple has resided in the City of Elephant Butte the last two years.
Copsin, a Republican, is running unopposed in the June 5 primary election (early voting is ongoing at the County Clerk’s Office), and will face Democrat Isabel Salazar in November’s general election.