District 6 City Councilor Dan Stoddard announced his resignation on April 27 to focus on family and health-related matters. Stoddard’s last day in office is May 26, and the city council is looking to fill his seat.

Those interested in filling the District 6 City Council seat can submit a letter of interest and résumé to Mayor Gregg Hull. Required information can be submitted via the city’s website beginning at noon on May 12 and by no later than 5 p.m. May 30. Hull’s vetting process will include reviewing all submitted materials and interviewing applicants.

To be eligible for appointment to fill the District 6 City Council seat, an individual must:

  • Reside in Rio Rancho in City Council District 6; and
  • Over 18 years of age; and
  • Registered voter of Rio Rancho; and
  • No felony convictions.

According to the City’s Charter, when a vacancy in a city council seat occurs, the mayor shall appoint a qualified successor within 60 days of the vacancy, subject to governing body confirmation. If the governing body does not accept the mayor’s appointment, the mayor shall appoint another individual within 45 days, subject to governing body confirmation. The process of mayoral appointment and governing body consideration of the appointment continues until the governing body has confirmed an appointee of the mayor to fill the position.

The appointed and confirmed individual for the District 6 City Council seat will serve until the city’s next regular municipal election taking place in March 2024 is completed and newly elected officials are sworn in and take office. This person’s salary will be equivalent to $19,772.20 annually, and they, along with eligible family members, will be entitled to medical, dental and vision insurance coverage as provided to other city employees.

The person elected by voters in 2024 to fill the District 6 City Council seat will have a four-year term that ends in 2028.

For any questions or to confirm city council district residency, contact the Office of the City Clerk at 505-891-5004.