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Incumbent Paul Trujillo decided before the major party filing in date on March 21 to change parties. He has switched from the Democratic Party to the Libertarian Party officially on May 4.
Because of that decision, Trujillo said he will file his candidacy the day after the major parties primaries.
“I think, at this level of government, there shouldn’t be parties. It’s more like a municipal council or school board,” he said about being affiliated with a major party. “It’s different if it’s a state office where there is a larger population and larger area to represent.”
County Democratic Party Chairman Moises Griego said he was sorry Trujillo left the party but that the party has two good candidates representing it in the race. [...]
Trujillo said he selected the Libertarian Party because its philosophies resonate best with him.
The national organization’s Web site says that Libertarians “are neither liberal nor conservative, but rather advocate a high degree of both personal and economic liberty. Libertarians believe that you have the right to live your life as you wish, without the government interfering, as long as you don’t violate the rights of others,” it said.
However, Trujillo says he’s not an ideologist no matter which party he joins.
“I don’t follow ideology. I listen to the situation and see what can be done in that situation,” he said. “And, as far as the county government is concerned, I believe the problems facing the county are not partisan problems. It doesn’t matter what party the constituents are affiliated with, as a commissioner I am serving them all.”