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Today, Peter DeBenedittis released this announcement:

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.

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.”

jcc headshot 1Albuquerque, 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.

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The Grant County Beat continues to bring you new columnists. New this past week are the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

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