Armijo, Sweeney to vie for sheriff

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Approximately 3,540 of the 9,987 registered Socorro County voters cast their ballot for the 2014 Primary before the polls closed Tuesday evening, according to the New Mexico Secretary of State website.

Armijo

William Armijo took 49.69 percent of the votes in the democratic primary for Socorro County sheriff, according to the county’s unofficial election results. Armijo’s 1,026 votes beat Bobby Aragon, who received 830 votes.

Sweeney

On the republican side, Ed Sweeey edged out Angel Garcia, 606 votes to 561.

Democratic magistrate judge candidate Felix Saavedra garnered 51.7 percent of the vote with 1,095 total votes, according to the unofficial results. Meanwhile, Enrique Vega followed with 532 and Carlos Carrillo had 491 votes. On the republican side, Richard Sanchez beat Les Torres, earning 59.07 percent of the vote, 713 to 494.

Democratic candidate Darryl Cases took a majority of the votes in the probate judge race with 1,142. Runner-up Monica Duke had 776 votes. Lone republican candidate Richard Ritter garnered 990 votes.

In the county assessor’s race, 1,152 voters cast ballots for democratic candidate Henry Jojola. Meanwhile fellow democrat Dan Armijo earned 896 votes.

For a complete list of primary results, visit www.socorrocountyvotes.com.