CLOVIS (KSMX)- David Lansford confirmed his decision not to run for a sixth term in an email to The Eastern News Monday night, briefly after chairing a short Clovis City Commission meeting.
Citizens of Clovis first elected Lansford in 1996, the first year a mayor was elected at large. Previously, the office was voted on within the city commission following each municipal election.
He was re-elected in 2000 and 2004 and stepped aside in 2008. He ran for the office again in 2012. He ran unopposed in 2016.
Lansford has 18 months remaining on his term with the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority, he plans to continue serving in that capacity moving forward.”
Filing will take place Tuesday at Clovis city hall. The municipal election is March 3.
So far, District 4 Commissioner Rube Render is the only person who has confirmed to The News he will file for the mayor’s race on Tuesday.