Reyna Aragon Carrejo, a lifelong resident of Valencia County, has filed as a Democratic candidate for the position of Valencia County Probate Judge.
Carrejo is an employee of the Los Lunas Magistrate Court, Division I and III. She was employed with the Valencia County Clerk’s office for two years. She also was the stenographer for the Valencia County Commission meetings. While employed with the Valencia County Clerk’s office, Carrejo says, she became familiar with the duties of the probate office.
Carrejo graduated from Belen High School in 1995 and attended New Mexico Highlands University and Eastern New Mexico University.
Carrejo, who resides in Las Maravillas, is married to Leroy Carrejo, formerly of Bosque. The couple has one son, Darrin, age 4. She is the daughter of Richard and Mary Aragon of Belen.
She said she is running for this important office to help Valencia County citizens in their times of grief and confusion.
“At the time of their loved ones’ demise, families not only have to cope with their grief but do all of the necessary paperwork associated with death,” she said. “The probate judge can help make the process less stressful for the family.”
Carrejo said she represents her family’s business in the Valencia County Hispano Cham-ber and is the vice-chairman of the Valencia County Young Democrats. She also holds the position of credentials chair for the Young Democrats of New Mexico. Carrejo was a delegate to the 2002 New Mexico Democratic Convention in Albuquerque.
“I pledge to help all citizens of Valencia County with their probate needs,” she said. “It will be an honor to serve all citizens of Valencia County.”
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