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johnson for auditorIt’s official! Wayne Johnson said he is humbled and grateful to be the 2018 Republican nominee for New Mexico State Auditor.

"Thanks to the army of volunteers who collected nearly triple the amount of signatures that were required to get me on the ballot. I delivered those 3,600 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office. And I'm on the ballo.!

"Last December, Governor Susana Martinez appointed me as the New Mexico State Auditor to complete the remainder of Tim Keller’s term.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Congressman Steve Pearce has officially qualified for the primary ballot as the Republican candidate for Governor of New Mexico. According to the Secretary of State, the Bureau of Elections has reviewed Pearce's declaration of candidacy, nomination petitions, and certificate of registration and has determined they are all in proper order and timely filed.

"It's a great honor to officially be the Republican candidate for Governor of New Mexico," said Congressman Pearce. "We are building momentum in this race every day and are grateful for the thousands of New Mexicans who signed our nominating petitions. Together we are going to fix our broken education system, tackle the poverty that is hurting our state, get dangerous criminals off our streets, and create good paying jobs that put New Mexicans on the path to successful long term careers."

For more information visit www.PearceForNM.com 

william perkinsWilliam Perkins announces his candidacy for District Judge of the Sixth Judicial District Court, Division I. The Division I judge’s position was vacated upon the retirement of the Hon. H. R. Quintero in March of 2017, and the voters of Grant, Luna, and Hidalgo Counties will elect a judge in the next general election.

tom stewartTom Stewart has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Sixth Judicial District Court Judge, Division I. Stewart is a long-time southwest New Mexico attorney in private practice since 1985. He has a diverse background in the law and has represented people in virtually every kind of legal matter including injury, medical malpractice, family law, criminal, products liability, probate and commercial cases.

Stewart said that he is “looking forward to using my legal experience as a district court judge for the people of Grant, Luna and Hidalgo counties. Being a judge is a serious matter. If you have to be in a courtroom, you want an independent and impartial judge who applies the law correctly, impartially and consistently.”

New Mexico native Arthur Castillo announced his candidacy today for State Treasurer. As the former CFO for the Office of State Treasurer and Director of Budget and Finance, Castillo has the passion for New Mexico and experience to manage the State Treasurer’s Office.

“As a proven financial planner, budgeting professional, grant writer, and administrator, I plan to restore honesty, responsibility, and accountability to the Office of State Treasurer,” Castillo said. “With ethical and responsible leadership, we will work together to right New Mexico’s financial woes.”

Colón: “I am running for State Auditor because like so many New Mexicans I am fed up and not willing to sit on the sidelines.”

Albuquerque, NM – This afternoon, Brian Colón announced he is running for New Mexico State Auditor to hold government agencies and officials accountable, fight for educators and students, and improve public safety in New Mexico’s diverse communities. Brian earned his undergraduate degree in Finance at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces and then graduated from the University of New Mexico’s School of Law. Brian went to elementary school in Albuquerque, grew up in rural Valencia County, lived in Las Cruces for ten years where he met his wife and his son was born. Currently, Brian lives and works in Albuquerque. Brian’s wife, Aleli, has been a public school teacher for 17 years in New Mexico and their son, Rafael, attended public school in New Mexico and is now on a Presidential Scholarship attending George Washington University.

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico native Arthur Castillo announced his candidacy today for State Treasurer. As the former CFO for the Office of State Treasurer and Director of Budget and Finance, Castillo has the passion for New Mexico and experience to manage the State Treasurer’s Office.

“As a proven financial planner, budgeting professional, grant writer, and administrator, I plan to restore honesty, responsibility, and accountability to the Office of State Treasurer,” Castillo said. “With ethical and responsible leadership, we will work together to right New Mexico’s financial woes.”

michelle garcia holmesAlbuquerque, NM – New Mexico native Michelle Garcia Holmes announced her candidacy today for Lieutenant Governor. With the experience of 30 years as a commissioned law enforcement officer, chief of staff for Attorney General Gary King, and advocate for children, Garcia Holmes will work hard to make New Mexico a better place to live and raise a family.

“People need jobs and they need to feel safe in their homes and their communities,” Garcia Holmes said. “We have to build a brighter future for New Mexico by addressing our economic needs and fighting the crime that has taken over our cities and towns. I will work hard to make New Mexico safe and strong. I come from a family that knows the value of a hard day’s work.”

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