Business Briefs 11/25

Realtors raise $3,738 for campaign costs
Roswell, Hobbs and Clovis Realtor associations have surpassed their 2003 fund-raising goals for the Realtors Political Action Committee and have received special recognition from RPAC of New Mexico.
The Clovis Board of Realtors raised $3,738. Its original goal was $960. The money was contributed by 42.2 percent of its 64 members, according to the Realtors Association of New Mexico.
The Clovis board’s president, Cherry Hayden, praised members Wes Graham and Gayla Brumfield, who made individual contributions of $1,000. The average contribution for the Clovis membership was $58.41, according to the association.
The Realtors Political Action Committee of New Mexico is a voluntary, non-profit organization that raises funds to support political candidates and to conduct issues-oriented campaigns supporting real property ownership rights, the free enterprise system and other ideals of the real estate industry, a news release from the association said.

New president takes over at Freedom
ATLANTA — Jonathan Segal, president of the Community Newspapers Division of Freedom Communications of Irvine, Calif., was elected president Monday of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association during the group’s convention at Boca Raton, Fla.
Segal succeeds Roger S. Kintzel, publisher of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, who was elected chairman of the SNPA Board of Directors.
Freedom Communications is the parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun.
Dolph Tillotson, president and publisher of The Galveston County (Texas) Daily News was elected president-elect. Victor H. Hanson III, president and publisher of The Birmingham (Ala.) News was elected treasurer of the association of more than 420 daily newspapers primarily in the South and Southeast.

— Staff and wire reports