DEMING, NM — Dr. Laura Boyd has officially filed to run as a Republican candidate for state representative in House District 32. The district spans Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna counties, and it includes the communities of Deming, Lordsburg, and Columbus.
It’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 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 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.”
Albuquerque, NM – Attorney and mom JoHanna Cox, 36, announced her candidacy for New Mexico Secretary of State. As a tireless advocate for the law, Cox is prepared to take her prosecutorial experience to the Secretary of State’s office to take politics out of the decision‐making process.
Running a clean, transparent, and fair election is not the job of a political organizer, but rather an attorney who understands the law and the role of the position in which she will be elected. Cox has decades of experience in being an advocate for fairness and transparency. In her work as a prosecutor in two of New Mexico’s busiest judicial districts, prosecuting public corruption, and defending hardworking law enforcement officers, Cox has been ethical and dedicated to serving New Mexicans.
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.
The Grant County Beat endeavors to post to the Elections page, under News, at the least, notices of candidates for Grant County races. Some candidates for statewide races have also sent their notices.
The Beat continues to bring you new columnists.Recent additions include the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.
The second is a business-centered column—Your Business Connection by the New Mexico Business Coalition. The group works to make policy in the state of New Mexico better for all businesses, large and small.
The Beat has a column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.
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