Councilor Sanchez Resigns Effective Jan. 1 Due To Moving Out Of The District


Councilor Sanchez Resigns Effective Jan. 1 Due To Moving Out Of The District

Editorial by Tania Sanchez

Since March of 2015 I have served as City Councilor of District 3 in Española.  I was fortunate to have been appointed to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term and it has been a great honor and privilege to serve our community.  My experience thus far as City Councilor has been very rewarding and it is with great regret that I have to resign effective January 1, 2016.  Due to the sale of my family’s home, I will be moving out of District 3 and eventually out of the city limits.  Therefore I will not seek election for City Council in the upcoming March elections, however, I strongly encourage each and every one of you to consider serving. I am more than happy to share my experience with anyone who is interested in embarking on this rewarding endeavor. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

I sincerely thank my family, friends, and the community for their support.  With the experience and knowledge I have gained during this short period of time I will continue to lead “It Takes a Valley” community outreach organization in Española with the goal of making a difference in our community.  If you are interested in learning more about It Takes a Valley (ITAV), please join our Facebook group or contact me for more information. I wish the governing body continued success in the future and look forward to collaborating as needed through ITAV.

Happy New Year and may God continue to bless our beautiful city,



Editors Note: City of Española elections will occur in March 2016. The deadline to file candidacy for the March Municipal elections is Tuesday, January 5, 2016, for the following four-year term offices*:
  1. City Councilors (four year term):
  • District 1- One City Councilor (current incumbent is Dennis Tim Salazar)
  • District 2- One City Councilor (current incumbent is Peggy Sue Martinez)
  • District 3- One City Councilor (current incumbent is Tania Sanchez)
  • District 4- One City Councilor (current incumbent is Cory Lewis)
  1. Municipal Judge (four year term):
    •One Municipal Judge (current incumbent is Stephen Salazar)
*District maps and election information can be obtained by contacting the Espanola City Clerk, Anna Squires, 505-747-6019