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The Grant County Democratic Party’s campaign office (111 E. College, Silver City) will be the site of a fundraiser/reception for Senator Howie Morales at noon on Thursday, September 20. Senator Morales is currently campaigning for Lieutenant Governor, in tandem with the Democratic nominee for Governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham.

“Don’t miss this chance to hang out with New Mexico’s next Lt. Governor, and let him know how much you support him,” advised Frances Vasquez, chair of the Grant County Democrats. Making time for a rare trip home in the midst of his statewide campaign, Senator Morales will also headline a public forum on education at the WNMU Library later (5:00 pm) on the same day.
“Howie Morales has led the fight in the State Senate on so many issues of vital interest to everyone in Grant County. From improving education to affordable healthcare to preserving the integrity of the Gila Wilderness to better jobs and equal opportunities for all, Howie has been there for us,” asserted Ms. Vasquez. “Now let’s be there for him. Come say hello and show your support for Howie on Thursday.”

clingmanJustice Gary Clingman has officially announced his campaign for New Mexico Supreme Court in the upcoming general election this November. Clingman, a lifelong Republican, has held the position of Supreme Court Justice since April of this year, being appointed by Governor Martinez, who recognized the need for representation from rural New Mexico.

Clingman had the pleasure of serving New Mexico as district judge in Chaves, Eddy, and Lea counties for over 20 years. A tenure in which he presided over 600 criminal and civil jury trials including multi-party oil and gas litigation. Clingman was also active in Children’s Court, serving as the Lea County Juvenile Delinquency Judge for 21 years and the Child Abuse and Neglect Judge for 7 years.


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This list of contested races on the November ballot is provided Courtesy of the Republican Party of Grant County.

Dr. Gavin Clarkson is the Republican nominee for New Mexico Secretary of State. He is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Economic Development in the Department of the Interior and a former Associate Professor in the College of Business at New Mexico State University. He has a BA and MBA from Rice University, is a cum laude graduate of the Harvard Law School and is the first tribal member to ever earn a doctorate from the Harvard Business School (in Technology and Operations Management).

figure 1 rsALBUQUERQUE— Steve Pearce, candidate for Governor of New Mexico, participated in the Coalition of Educational Leaders Annual Conference, speaking at Thursday evening's annual awards dinner in Albuquerque. He released this statement following the event:

By Kent Walz / Journal Senior Editor

Saturday, July 21st, 2018 at 11:35pm

https://www.abqjournal.com/1199422/steve-pearce-taking-the-test.html

To Steve Pearce, the most important thing in life is how you respond to what he calls "no notice tests."

sheila hudmanOn-the-job training or a solid list of outstanding experience? That’s what you will be voting on during the election for County Commissioner of District 1.

With the tremendous issues standing before the Grant County Commission... qualified, proven experience and leadership is needed to successfully move Grant County forward as a great place to live, work and play. As Village Clerk of Santa Clara,

Sheila Hudman has demonstrated time and time again that she has the knowledge, the ability, and the skills to facilitate the revitalization of not only her community, but all of Grant County.

The Beat's question for candidates for Grant County Sheriff.

All candidates were asked by telephone to answer the question, “If you are elected, what would you tell the parents of Roberto Benavidez who was brutally murdered in Hurley six years ago?” Their impromptu answers, condensed for clarity, follow (in last name alphabetical order).

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