Dodge announces re-election plans

CNJ staff Democrat George Dodge of Santa Rosa plans to run for re-election for District 63 in the state House of Representatives. The district includes Curry, Roosevelt, De Baca and Guadalupe counties. He has held the position since 2011. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve my constituents the last two years and […]

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: District 63 representative

Kevin Wilson An open seat in the New Mexico Legislature is between a Santa Rosa business owner and a former House of Representatives page and Senate employee. The District 63 seat, currently held by Democrat Joe Campos, is open following Campos’ unsuccessful lieutenant governor bid. Democrat George Dodge Jr. of Santa Rosa and Republican Melinda […]

Candidate profiles: Land Commission

Liliana Castillo The race for state land commissioner pits a veteran against a newcomer, both counting on voters’ thirst for change. Specifically, a change to transparency. Democrat Ray Powell of Albuquerque, 60, had the job from 1993 to 2003. Republican Matt Rush of Portales, 36, is new to politics. Current Land Commissioner Republican Patrick Lyons […]

Letter to the editor: Democrats’ side also loaded with liars

Regarding Tuesday’s letter headlined “Let’s vote to take liars out of office.” I’m somewhat surprised at the disparity in perceptions between Kirby Rowan and myself, given that we live, read and listen in the same geographical region. I applaud him for the conviction to speak his beliefs, but I couldn’t disagree with him more. It […]

Republican candidates agree on issues

By Karl Terry: FNM correspondent Eastern Plains residents got their first taste Thursday of Republican challengers for the 3rd Congressional District seat held by Democrat Ben Ray Lujan. The opportunity came at a standing-room-only forum at the Masters Centre sponsored by the High Plains Patriots organization. The candidates each gave opening and closing statements and […]

DeBaca County election results

Precincts Reporting: 4 of 4 U.S. President and Vice PresidentDemocrat• Barack Obama and Joe Biden, 358Republican• John McCain and Sarah Palin, 675Green Party• Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente, 0Constitution• Chuck Baldwin and Darrell Castle, 0Independent• Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez, 7Libertarian• Bob Barr and Wayne A. Root, 2 U.S. SenateDemocrat• Tom Udall, 448Republican• Steve Pearce, […]

Roosevelt County election results

The Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office reports the following preliminary election results, with 21 of 21 precincts reporting. The results also include early voting, but do not include absentee votes. These ballots include a total of 5,965 voters. Straight party ballots included 914 Democrat and 1150 Republican. Totals do not include early and absentee votes, which […]

June 3 Primary Election Ballot, Voting Locations

Primary Election: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 3U.S. President (All Curry County Precincts)(Democrat) Caucus Feb. 5, 2008(Republican) John McCain(Republican) Ron PaulU.S. Senate(Democrat) Tom Udall(Republican) Steve Pearce(Republican) Heather A. WilsonU.S. Representative, District 3 (All Curry County Precincts)(Democrat) Ben R. Lujan(Democrat) Donald H. Wiviott(Democrat) Benny J. Shendo Jr.(Democrat) Harry B. Montoya(Democrat) Jon Adams(Democrat) Rudy Martin(Republican) Marco […]

County Commission District 4 Profile: Wendell Bostwick

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Courtesty photo Wendell Bostwick is a District 4 County Commission candidate Editor’s note: The CNJ sent out a questionnaire to candidates running for county positions up for election. Candidates had a 300 word-limit for each question and their responses are published as submitted. Wendell E. Bostwick Party affiliation: Democrat Age: 62 Occupation: Semi-retired farmer/rancher/consultant