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Attorney vs. city’s top cop

San Miguel County voters have just one local race to decide on Tuesday, but it’s a big one.

The race for Division 1 magistrate judge pits attorney Eddy Gallegos, 57, against Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño, 44.

Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Gallegos, a Republican, to the position 14 months ago, but in order to hold onto it past Dec. 31, he will have to garner more votes than Montaño, the Democratic candidate,  in the Tuesday general election. Roughly 70 percent of voters in San Miguel County are registered as Democrats.