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Mayors of Bloomfield, New Mexico


Mayors of Bloomfield, 1953-2015 (may be incomplete!)
Jack Waller 1953-56 Louis T. Faverino 1956-58 Jesse Shindler 1958-60 C. H. Otto 1960-62 H. Daniel Sullivan 1962-64 Johnny Duncan 1964-68 Victor A. Motto, Jr. 1968-74 Elward C. Wagoner 1974-78 Virginia A. Kittell 1978 William I. Huntington 1978-82 Carol L. Halvorson 1982 Erva Lynch 1982-86 Richard T. Toliver 1986-90 Art Kittell 1990-95 Sam Mohler 1995-98 Sidney L. Maestas 1998-2001 Keith W. Johnson 2001-06 Scott Eckstein 2006-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1953: Jack Waller, elected.
  • 1954: Jack Waller, elected.
  • 1956 Jan 26: Jack Waller, resigned; Louis T. Faverino, appointed.
  • 1956 Apr 3: Louis T. Faverino (Better Bloomfield Ticket), elected; Henry Phelps (Bigger Bloomfield Ticket), defeated.
  • 1958: Jesse Shindler, elected.
  • 1960 Apr 6: C. H. Otto, elected; Jesse Shindler, defeated.
  • 1962 Apr 3: H. Daniel Sullivan, elected unopposed.
  • 1964: Johnny Duncan, elected.
  • 1966: Johnny Duncan, elected.
  • 1968: Victor A. Motto, Jr., elected.
  • 1970: Victor A. Motto, Jr., elected.
  • 1972 Mar 7: Victor A. Motto, Jr., elected; W. W. 'Woody' Mauldin, defeated.
  • 1974 Mar 5: Elward C. Wagoner, elected.
  • 1976 Mar 2: Elward C. Wagoner, elected.
  • 1978 Mar 7: Virginia A. Kittell, elected; Irene Zufelt, defeated; Jasper Conner, Jr., defeated.
  • 1978 Sep 25: Virginia A. Kittell, died in office.
  • 1982 Mar 2: Carol L. Halvorson, elected; Ethel L. Place, defeated; Shelly Shellcrosslee, defeated.
  • 1982 Apr 22: Carol L. Halvorson, died in office.
  • 1982 May 6: Erva Lynch, appointed.
  • 1986 Mar 4: Richard T. Toliver, elected; John P. Mitchell, defeated.
  • 1990: Art Kittell, elected.
  • 1994 Mar 1: Art Kittell, elected unopposed.
  • 1995 May 16: Art Kittell, resigned.
  • 1995 May 18: Sam Mohler, appointed.
  • 1998 Mar 3: Sidney L. Maestas, elected; Blanche H. Wagoner, defeated; Dale L. Walls, defeated.
  • 2001 Jan 14: Sidney L. Maestas, resigned.
  • 2001 Jan 18: Keith W. Johnson, appointed.
  • 2002 Mar 5: Keith W. Johnson, elected unopposed.
  • 2006 Mar 7: Scott Eckstein, elected; Elwin Roark, elected; Hondo Seitzinger, defeated; Mark Dustin, defeated.
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