By Tony A. Archuleta
After serving two consecutive, four-year terms as Sierra County assessor and ineligible to seek reelection in 2008 due to term limits, Isabel Salazar landed a job as title examiner with the Doña Ana County Assessor’s Office.
Salazar works in some cushy digs in the impressive Doña Ana County Administrative Complex in Las Cruces, but she says she misses living and working in Sierra County full-time.
Sanchez, a Democrat, is running unopposed in the June 5 primary election (early voting is ongoing at the County Clerk’s Office) and will square off against Republican Terri Copsin in November’s general election.
On her decision to run for county treasurer, Salazar says, “I miss serving the residents of Sierra County. I was born and raised here, and I’m a property owner in Sierra County, so I would like to return home to serve the residents of the county once again.”
Salazar’s qualifications include 20-plus years in county government, 19 of those in the Assessor’s Office.