Elected Village of Columbus Officials take oath of office
Esequiel Salas was sworn in as mayor of the Village of Columbus by Luna County Magistrate Court Judge, the Honorable Ray Baese.
Village Trustees Bill Johnson and Richard Gutierrez were sworn in.
The oath of office was given on Friday, March 9 at the Luna County
Philip Skinner has been unseated after one term as Mayor by Trustee Esequiel “Bruce” Salas.
Preliminary results counted 174 votes for Salas versus 119 for Skinner. The Mayor serves for four years.
Village Trustees elected were Ricardo Gutierrez, William Johnson, and Paulino Villegas.
According to preliminary results, Gutierrez was elected with 188 votes, Johnson claimed 159 votes, and Villegas 141.