LAS CRUCES – Current Doña Ana County Clerk Amanda López Askin will run in 2020 to keep her position, she announced in a news release Wednesday.
The county commission appointed Askin out of a pool of 14 candidates to lead the clerk’s office in September 2018. While in office, she’s administered three elections, including the first consolidated local election in November.
As clerk she facilitated a full remodel of the front office and installed more video monitoring, she said in her campaign announcement.
“I commit to continuing to engage the community and businesses in order to sharpen our ability to serve our customers more efficiently,” Askin said in a statement. “I also commit to continuing to expand our critical outreach efforts that leave every voter feeling invited, informed and invested in our democratic process.”
Askin, who’s running as a Democrat, replaced Scott Krahling, who resigned as clerk after an investigation revealed he had an affair with a coworker that had a “negative impact” on office employees and violated county’s human resources polices.