Six Eddy County residents file to run for Carlsbad City Council

Carlsbad City Council Ward 3 candidates Karla Hamel and Dick Van Dyk shake hands at the Eddy County Clerk's office on Aug. 24, 2021.

Eddy County residents filed Tuesday to run for local elections, including school boards, water boards and city councils.

Six residents filed to run for four open seats on the Carlsbad City Council. Two of the positions are contested.

“Carlsbad’s City Council elections used to be in the spring, but we became a part of the Local Election Act (LEA) in 2018, lining our elections up with all others. Election Day will be on Nov. 2, 2021,” said Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway.

The LEA provides for consolidated local election to be conducted in New Mexico, according to the New Mexico Secretary of State’s website.

Janway said anyone wishing to declare write-in candidacy for City Council races has until Aug. 31 to contact the Eddy County Clerk’s office.