Republican Primary

Julie Griego

Age: 64

Current occupation (If retired, from what field): Socorro County Assessor

Highest level of education: 12

Previously held public office: None

Have you ever been arrested, charged with or convicted of drunken driving, any misdemeanor or any felony offenses in New Mexico or any other state? If so, explain.


What qualifications/experience do you feel you possess that will enable you to fulfill the responsibilities of the elected office you are seeking?

My qualifications are working in the Assessor’s Office since 1997. Prior to that I worked with a title company for 8 ½ years. I am an IAAO New Mexico Certified Appraiser.

I also have an IAAO Assessment Administrator Certification. IAAO being International Association of Assessing Officers-

What do you hope to accomplish if elected?

I hope to continue to bring property to their current and correct values. I would like to put our data on line.

Help us understand the type of leader you will be by describing your two highest priorities for changes within the county assessor’s office – short term and long term.

Since I have been working here for a while, I don’t believe there is any need for change. I have great employees. I am a hands-on leader. I work alongside my employees. I try to treat everyone the same. I don’t micro-manage anyone. I have to trust my employees to know what they are taught. I am always there to answer their questions. I don’t have a problem re-teaching them if they don’t understand.

Incumbent Griego is the only candidate for Socorro County Assessor and is running as a Republican.

The primary elections will be June 7. Early voting has already begun.

Also on the ballot will be candidates for Socorro County Sheriff. Check out the May 12 paper for an introduction to the three candidates: Lee Armijo, Casey Spurgin and Demecio Silva. Spurgin and Armijo will face off in the Republican primary. Silva will run against the Republican primary winner in the general election.

Also in the Democratic primary: Roscoe Woods is running unopposed for District Court Judge in the Seventh Judicial District, Divsion 2; Felix William Saavedra is running unopposed for Magistrate Judge; two candidates will face off in the Democratic Primary for Probate Judge: Dawn Weaver and Gilbert Peralta. John Aguilar is running unopposed for Socorro County Commissioner, District 3 and Joe Gonzales is running unopposed for Socorro County Commissioner, District 1.