Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Mayor Chooses Nominee.

Byline: Steve Shoup Journal Staff Writer

Varela Considered For District 2 Seat

Mayor John Jennings wants Jeff Varela to be Rio Rancho's next city councilor because Varela is "pretty typical" of many families in the city.

"I think he's pretty representative of the community young family with kids and aware of the issues," Jennings said Tuesday.

Jennings will submit Varela's name to the City Council tonight for its approval.

"I'm honored that the mayor nominated me," Varela said Tuesday. "It's just a matter of getting over the next hurdle."

The council also is set to discuss beginning negotiations with Severn Trent Environmental Services to run the city's water and sewer systems for another year. …

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