The race for the District 4 San Miguel County Commission seat comes down to two political newcomers.
Gilbert Sena, a retired educator and lifelong rancher is battling Joel Baca, a former county employee who went on to work in construction. Sena and Baca are both Democrats. Because no Republican filed to run, the winner of the June 5 primary is all but assured the seat.
David Salazar, who currently holds the position, couldn’t seek re-election because of term limits. County commissioners in San Miguel County are paid $19,854 a year.