LAS CRUCES -- Current Doña Ana County Clerk Amanda López Askin announced Wednesday that she is running to keep serving in her current position. Here is a statement from her campaign:
The Doña Ana County Board of County Commissioners appointed Askin to lead the Clerk’s Office out of a pool of fourteen candidates in September of 2018. Once in the position, she successfully administered three elections and made transformative changes to the office’s day-to-day operations.
“When I took on the Clerk’s role, it was clear that one of the main challenges facing the office was capacity. The amount of overtime required by staff to achieve successful elections and professional service was, frankly, appalling and completely unacceptable,” Clerk Askin said. “Fighting to be fully-staffed was not easy, but as more people vote and businesses grow, our clerk’s office needs the additional resources to address that positive momentum.”