The race for Valencia County Probate Judge came down to the wire with two of the youngest candidates vying for the position.
Reyna Aragon Carrejo, 25, won the Democratic nomination with 1,622 votes. Close behind was Ana Valencia Pope, 21, with 1,531 votes. Marilyn Silva came in third with 1,286 votes and George Garcia had 776 votes.
“I’m so proud to be the Valencia County Probate Judge,” Carrejo said Tuesday night. “I thank my opponents for running a clean race. The race was so close. Any of my opponents would have been a good probate judge if they had been elected. I want to thank all of my family and friends for all their help.”
Carrejo will be unopposed on November’s general election ballot. This is her first run as a political candidate. She has been the vice-chair of the Valencia County Young Democrats and credentials chair for the Young Democrats of New Mexico.
She was also a delegate to the New Mexico 2002 Democratic convention. Carrejo is currently a warrant enforcement assistant clerk for the Los Lunas Magistrate Court Division I and III.
She is the daughter of Richard and Mary Aragon and is married to Leroy Carrejo, son of Orlando and Mary Jane Carrejo. She has one son, Darrin and three brothers and one sister.