Clovis resident running for county treasurer

CNJ staff Curry County Democratic Party Treasurer Jonathan Wilson is running for the same spot with Curry County. Wilson, a Clovis resident and an assistant professor at Eastern New Mexico University, is the only candidate who has announced intentions to run for the open treasurer position. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from ENMU and […]

Heather Wilson talks election issues

Tonjia Rolan U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson believes government deregulation is key to a healthy economy and job growth. Wilson called recent Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Labor and Dodd Frank regulations “Job killing, stifling regulations that are killing people’s way of life.” “This country’s in really deep trouble and it’s not going to be […]

Monday morning briefing: Candidates debate and women get the vote

Good morning and welcome to the Monday briefing. Candidate debate Don’t forget the Portales municipal candidate forum 6 p.m. Monday at the Yam Theatre. Candidates will give opening statements on their interest in their positions then be presented questions. Information: 763-6991. Party politics The Democratic Party County Convention is 6 p.m. Tuesday at Clovis-Carver Public […]

Candidate forum set for Tuesday

CNJ staff The Clovis Industrial Development Corporation and the Clovis Curry County Chamber of Commerce are hosting a candidate forum Tuesday for the March 6 city election. The forum is 6 p.m. at the Clovis Carver Library’s north annex and will be broadcast live on Suddenlink Channel 10. It features candidates running for mayor and […]

Candidate forum being held

CNJ staff The Clovis Industrial Development Corp., is hosting a municipal election candidate forum from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Clovis-Carver Library north annex. Candidates will be available to answer questions regarding business and economic development issues. Questions for candidates should be submitted at clovisnm@clovisnm.org by Friday.

Letters to the editor: Candidate understands our needs

Candidate understands our needs All the candidates agree and will evidently support ensuring water is available for Clovis in the future. Likewise the candidates all support improving roads in the city. How can Clovis survive and prosper without those obvious issues being settled? There is a city commissioner candidate running in District 1 that will […]

Candidate Q&As: District 4 commission seat

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Chris Bryant, left, and R.L. Render Editor’s note: The following candidates are running for the four-year term of city commissioner for District 4. Candidates for the seat include incumbent Chris Bryant and challenger R.L. “Rube” Render. Candidates were asked the same questions and asked to keep their responses to 100 words or less. The municipal […]

Candidate Q&As: District 2 commission seat

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Sandra Taylor-Sawyer, left, and John D. Jones Editor’s note: The following candidates are running for the four-year term of city commissioner for District 2. The candidates for the open seat are John D. Jones and Sandra Taylor-Sawyer. Candidates were asked the same questions and asked to keep their responses to 100 words or less. The […]

Candidate Q&As: District 1 commission seat

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Randal S. Crowder, left, and Janice Elliott Editor’s note: The following candidates are running for the four-year term of city commissioner for District 1. Candidates for the seat include incumbent Randy Crowder and Jan Elliott. Candidates were asked the same questions and asked to keep their responses to 100 words or less. The municipal election […]

Candidate Q&As: Mayor

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Gayla Brumfield, left, and David Lansford Editor’s note: The following candidates are running for the four-year term of Clovis mayor. Candidates for the seat include incumbent Gayla Brumfield and former Mayor David Lansford. Candidates were asked the same questions and asked to keep their responses to 100 words or less. The municipal election is March […]

High Plains Patriots hosting candidate forum

CNJ staff The High Plains Patriots are hosting a forum to meet candidates in the March 6 Clovis municipal election. The forum is 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Master’s Center. Patriots spokesperson Diane Davis said all candidates for the city commission and mayoral races are invited and the meeting is open to the public.

Still too early to pick leading GOP candidate

Freedom New Mexico The Republican presidential race is tightening. The Iowa straw poll Saturday didn’t pick any delegates, which will be done at the Iowa Caucuses on Feb. 6, but the poll began culling the herd of GOP candidates. Finishing first with 4,823 votes was Rep. Michele Bachmann, who was born in the Hawkeye State […]

Curry County candidate Q&As

Clovis • Clovis resident Paul Cordova Jr. is running for election to the Clovis Municipal Schools board of education in District 3. He’s running against incumbent Rodney Muffley. Cordova, 39, is the electrical inspector for the city of Clovis. What are your goals if you are elected and how do you plan to implement them? […]

Candidate profiles: De Baca County

CNJ staff There are three contested De Baca County positions up for grabs in the Nov. 2 general election. The race for magistrate judge in De Baca County is between incumbent Republican Buddy Hall, who has held the office for 16 years, and Democrat Rosalie Joiner. Vying for probate judge are Republican John P. Wooton, […]

Candidate profiles: Magistrate judge

Liliana Castillo Curry County still has two magistrate court judges. But this election, voters will only have a chance to vote for the one that lives in their division. County commissioners, under court order to adopt an ordinance dividing magistrate elections into two divisions created on the basis of racial demographics, approved the change last […]

Candidate profiles: Public Regulation Commission

Kevin Wilson An open race for the state’s Public Regulation Commission is on November’s general election ballot. The race is between Patrick Lyons, a former state senator and the current state land commissioner, and longtime business owner Stephanie L. Dubois of Tularosa. The PRC regulates utilities, telecommunications, motor carriers and insurance industries to ensure fair […]

Student group protesting candidate visit

Argen Duncan A disagreement has arisen among two groups at Eastern New Mexico University as to whether gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez should have been invited to speak as a role model for Hispanic people. Hispanic Heritage Month activities organizers invited Martinez to speak as a role model to encourage students, but a Hispanic advocacy group […]

Letter to the editor: Elections will raise serious issues

Elections will raise serious issues As we come upon the elections there are three questions I would ask of any candidate: • What do they intend to do about the 250,000 homeless vets who are the heroes of the Democrat wars of the 20th century? Especially the 90,000 who have terminal illness and need Hospice […]

Candidate Q&As: Magistrate judge

The following are candidates for the two magistrate judge positions in Curry County. All are unopposed in the June 1 primary election and were asked the same set of questions.

School board hosting candidate training

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is hosting Board Candidate Training for anyone interested in the soon-to-be vacant District 3 seat, according to a press release from the schools. Board Member Lora Harlan announced her resignation in March effective May 28 after 19 years on the board. Training will take place 6 […]