frank gomezFor Grant County Sheriff
Democrat Frank Gomez

Greetings Grant County
I am writing to state my intent of running for Grant County Sheriff and share my qualifications and experience for this position.

I would like to create the following: Establish a citizens' review committee, Special Response Team, Crash Team, Crisis Intervention Team, expand our DARE Program, and develop a Task Force composed of Narcotic Deputies and Officers combating the drug problem we have in our county.

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Chris Ponce, Democrat and lifelong resident of Grant County, would like to announce his candidacy for Grant County Commissioner District 1.

I was born and raised in Grant County. My wife Julie of 31 years and I have raised our family in Grant County. We have one daughter Erika, and a son, Christopher. My wife retired after 25 years with Silver Consolidated Schools.

I strongly believe in family and making Grant County a better and safer place to live. I want to work in partnership with the Citizens of Grant County to address issues that may arise. I also want to work in partnership with elected officials in surrounding communities to help accomplish goals and visions they have for the communities they represent. We must continue to move forward.

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The upcoming election for Grant County Commissioner of District 2 isn’t simply about two people running against each other. It’s really about providing the necessary leadership to make knowledgeable decisions regarding critical matters that will highlight our County’s future. The election is about preservation… preserving a way of life in Grant County that has taken over a hundred years to develop.

Preserving jobs that help us feed our families. Preserving the land on which we raise cattle and grow agricultural products. And yes, this election is even about changes. Changes that if developed properly can have a positive lasting effect for coming generations of Grant County citizens. Changes that can mean the difference between financial prosperity for our County or financial ruin for some of the services we simply take for granted.

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Ray Tavizon has served in law enforcement in New Mexico for 33 years, to include proudly serving the citizens of Grant County for 22 of those years. He has enjoyed a diverse career in law enforcement, serving as: Dispatcher, Jailer, Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Police Instructor, K-9 Handler, Narcotics
Agent, Criminal Investigator, Detective Sergeant, Detective Lieutenant and Assistant Police Chief.

Ray has an extensive background in police supervision and administration. As Assistant Police Chief, his duties included: serving in budget management, as training organizer and coordinator and trainer, in scheduling, equipment and fleet management, policy review and writing, grant writing, as grant coordinator, and in general departmental operations.

mary ann sedilloI am writing to announce my candidacy for Grant County Probate Judge for the June 5 Primary Election on the Democrat ticket.

I was born on August 30, 1957 in Silver City, NM. I grew up in Santa Rita; at the age of 12, our family moved to Santa Clara and currently I live in Silver City.

I am married to Alfred Sedillo, manager at Sun-Valley True Value Hardware. My parents are Macario and Margaret Chavez of Santa Clara. I have three sons: Mack Trujillo, a pharmacist with SAM's Club of Mission Hills, California and his daughter Mackenzie, 16; Leo Trujillo, an Assistant Fire Management Officer with the US Forest Service, his wife Alexa and their three children, Brendan, 17, Amaya, 15, and Ahlyia, 13; and James Trujillo, an Environmental Technician with Freeport-McMoRan, his wife Krisann and their two children, Brayden, 10, and Marcus, 7.

On Tuesday, Representative Rodolpho "Rudy" Martinez (D-Dona Ana, Grant, Sierra) announced that he will be seeking re-election in District 39 for the 2018 Election. Martinez completed all of the necessary paperwork and submitted over 200 petition signatures to the Secretary of State today in Santa Fe.Martinez says that the ability to represent District 39, which encompasses various parts of Southern New Mexico including Silver City, Hatch, Las Cruces, Radium Springs and Hillsboro, has been an extreme privilege. "I have been a public servant for most of my life, but the opportunity to represent such a diverse district has been an amazing experience, and one that I would be honored to continue" says Rep. Martinez, who began his term as a Representative in 2007 Martinez went on to say that the best days for New Mexico are ahead of us: "The investments that we are beginning to make in our S

fb img 1521223318379Lee S. Cotter has filed for New Mexico District 39 House seat, running as a Republican.

Leemoved to Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1969. He participated in the Las Cruces United Presbyterian Church and the Boy Scouts of America attaining the Life badge before becoming an active Explorer Scout. He graduated from Las Cruces High School in 1972 and attended New Mexico State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.

laura boyd rsDr. Laura BoydDEMING, 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.

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