District 4: Fran Palochak

Councilor Fran Palochak
City Councilor Fran Palochak

Fran Palochak was born and raised in Gallup. She is a graduate of Gallup High School, a U.S. Navy Vietnam Era veteran, and holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration. She retired from the 11th Judicial District Court after 25 years of service as Clerk of Court and Deputy Court Executive Officer. She has been married for 34 years and has three children and three grandchildren. Fran is a music minister in church, active in her parish, and has worked tirelessly on local and state domestic violence issues throughout her life.

Fran Palochak was elected to office in April 2015.


  • Improve public safety
  • Reestablish neighborhood associations/watches
  • Replace aging infrastructure to improve quality of life
  • Support economic development
  • Work with others to establish an Indian Center in Gallup

Contact Me
Phone: (505) 863-1220, press option 3
Address: c/o City of Gallup, 110 West Aztec Avenue, Gallup, NM 87301
Email: Email Fran Palochak