Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Recount Bill Goes Unpaid.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Michael Davis Journal Staff Writer

Former Candidate Owes About $1,300

Sandoval County Clerk Victoria Dunlap is going before the County Commission to try and collect a debt.

None of the commissioners owe her money, but previous probate judge candidate Stevan Schoen, a Democrat, owes the county $1,311.45 for a recount in his race against incumbent Probate Judge Mary Kwapich during the general election.

Kwapich defeated Schoen 12,253-12,210. The recount increased her lead by 11 votes.

"We have asked him several times to pay up and he just won't do it," Dunlap said Monday.

Schoen said Tuesday he has offered to pay, but not for the entire cost of the recount and has offered a settlement to County Attorney David Mathews. …

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