Sandra Taylor-Sawyer announces candidacy

Sandra Taylor-Sawyer of Clovis has announced she intends to run for the open District 2 seat on the Clovis City Commission.

Taylor-Sawyer, 50, is the director of the Small Business Development Center at Clovis Community College and is an independent associate for Legal Shield.

“I have really been blessed by the community; there are a lot of great things that are going on,” said Sawyer, who served on the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education in the late 1990s and early 2000s. “It’s one of my ways of being able to give back and support the great work that has been done.”

She is also a board member at Plains Regional Medical Center and Presbyterian Healthcare Services, is a member of the chambers of commerce for Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca counties and is a former Rotary Club president.

The seat is currently held by Clovis attorney Fred Van Soelen, who announced Tuesday he is not seeking a third term. Taylor-Sawyer and John Jones are the only candidates who have announced an intention to run for the seat.

The filing date for the municipal election is Tuesday.

The March 6 election includes the mayor’s race, four commission races, and a ballot question to change the city charter to bar dual service on the Clovis City and Curry County commissions.