Three candidates are in the running for the elected position of county recorder: Challengers David Alvarez and Anita Moreno, and six-term incumbent Suzie Sainz.
Moreno and Sainz are running as Democrats, and will be on the ballot for that party’s primary, to be decided on Aug. 4.
The winner will advance to face Alvarez, an Independent candidate, in the general election, to be decided on Nov. 3.
The recorder serves a four-year term and earns an annual salary of $63,800.
The Nogales International recently interviewed the three candidates via telephone. They were given one minute to answer each question and the questions were not provided in advance.
Some of their answers have been paraphrased or edited for clarity or space.
Candidates were also asked to submit a sidebar questionnaire and a photo.
“The change should be made because there is technology that is out there that should be capitalized on and that’s not being done," he said.
“I am the best fit for that department right now. And right now, it’s time for change," she said.
“I have a passion for what I’m doing at the Recorder’s Office and I’m very satisfied with the things that I have accomplished in the office and been able to do to enhance the recorder’s office,” she said.