Dominguez, Lumpkin retain positions

By Chris Schmaedeke and Thomas Garcia, Quay County Sun

Voters in Tucumcari’s municipal election Tuesday kept two incumbents in office while electing one new commissioner.

Both Joe Dominguez and Robert Lumpkin retained their positions.

Dominguez was running for municipal judge against Robert Ciolli and Gary Southern.

“I am happy with the results,” Dominguez said. “I think the public voted for who they thought was best.”

“I would like offer Joe Dominguez congratulations,” said Ciolli. “I am happy that people came out to vote to make their decision. The voter makes the final decision not the candidates.”

Southern could not be reached for comment.

Lumpkin was running for District 4 commissioner against Thomas Even and William Pruitt.

“I hope I can do what the voters are asking me to,” Lumpkin said.

“I think I did fair,” said Pruitt, a write-in candidate. “This was my first time running.”

Even could not be reached for comment.

Amiel A. Curnutt defeated Linda Bray 139-to-39 to become the new District 5 commissioner. Incumbent Jim Lafferty chose not to seek re-election.

“It was not a bad turn out but I would like to have seen more,” Curnutt said. “I have an obligation to my constituents and they better hold me accountable.”

“It was fun while it lasted,” Bray said. “I hope he (Curnutt) does a good job.”