26 Jan Krahling Relaunches Campaign for County Clerk
SCOTT KRAHLING ANNOUNCES BID FOR DOÑA ANA COUNTY CLERK
Las Cruces, January 28, 2016– Chief Deputy County Clerk Scott Krahling has announced his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Doña Ana County Clerk.
“Every day I have the honor of protecting democracy in Doña Ana County, and without a doubt I’m ready to put my experience to work as our next County Clerk,” Krahling said.
After several years of accomplishments Krahling says he is the most qualified person for the office.
“I’m the most qualified person to make sure we have fair elections for all voters and trustworthy results,” Krahling said. “I will be a Clerk with integrity, experience, and vision.”
Krahling says he plans to increase efforts to educate, register and encourage people to vote, especially our youth.
“Our future depends on our youth appreciating and participating in the democratic process,” he said. “By the end of my first term every qualified high school senior will know why voting matters and be registered to vote before graduation.”
Krahling has worked in the Clerk’s office since 2013. Before that he was a Doña Ana County Commissioner. During county commission redistricting he led the debate against gerrymandering, a move that benefited voters but took him out of his district and ultimately off the commission.
County Clerk Lynn Ellins hired Krahling in 2013 as the Bureau of Election Supervisor and in 2014 he was promoted to Chief Deputy Clerk. During his time he increased community outreach, started strategic planning and oversaw all elections including the 2014 General Election and county-wide recount. He also revised policies and procedures, improved training, and started an advisory council to help improve elections.
After an employee was arrested for stealing information from the office he committed all of his time to managing the crisis and maintaining public trust. He formed a citizen review committee and has implemented best practices to protect personal information in the office.
“I’m confident we’ve done everything within our control to reduce the level of risk to the lowest possible level,” Krahling said. “Both my wife and I have had our information stolen so we know first-hand how important it is to keep information protected in our office.”
Krahling was born in Albuquerque and has lived his adult life in Doña Ana County. While studying government at New Mexico State University he met his wife Robin. The couple have been married for 13 years and have two children.
The Primary Election will be held June 7, 2016 and the General Election will be held November 1, 2016.