Candidates rush to file for open seats

CNJ staff photo: Robin Fornoff Democrat candidate for County Commission District 4 Donald Harrell of Melrose draws his number Tuesday for position on the June 5 primary election ballot. Harrell is taking on incumbent Commissioner Wendell Bostwick. Robin Fornoff Retirements sparked a rush of candidates Tuesday to register for three key Curry County offices in […]

N.M. academic achievement gap old problem

The Albuquerque Journal Education Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera is once again the target of criticism, this time by Hispanics who are rightly concerned about the large achievement gap in New Mexico between Anglo and minority students, which has remained static for years. Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Skandera shortly after the 2010 election to reform the state’s […]

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 […]

Ingle seeking re-election

CNJ staff Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, announced Monday he will seek re-election to his District 27 seat, which includes all of Roosevelt and De Baca counties and portions of Curry, Chaves and Lea counties. Ingle, a farmer and rancher in Portales, has served in the senate since 1985 and has been senate minority leader since […]

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 […]

Incumbent Crook seeking re-election

CNJ staff Republican Anna Crook of Clovis says she will seek re-election in District 64 of the state House of Representatives. District 64 covers Curry County. She has held the position since 1995. Crook and Larry A. Larranaga of Albuquerque are the senior Republican members of the house. “I have really wonderful constituents,” Crook said. […]

Roch running for re-election

CNJ staff Dennis Roch, R-Texico, has announced he is running for re-election in District 67 of the state House of Representatives. The district includes all or parts of Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, Harding Union, San Miguel and Colfax counties. Roch, 38, is the only candidate who has announced candidacy for the position. He is assistant superintendent […]

Letters to the editor: Commissioner cares about district

Commissioner cares about district This is not a negative, hateful or venomous letter, but a positive note on behalf of my former student, Chris Bryant, candidate for re-election to the Clovis City Commission. I would like to urge constituents of his district to support and vote for him in the coming election. He has been […]

Polling places changing for March 6 election

Kevin Wilson Early voting for the March 6 election will continue through this week, with city hall serving as the voting place — the standard for every election. But come March 6, the city’s redistricting efforts — required every decade by law —

Letter to the editor: City needs conservative leadership

In the final days leading to the mayoral and City Commission election, I’d like to take a moment to remind the citizens of Clovis about an important vote they cast last year to defeat the insidious Affordable Housing Plan the mayor and her minions on the City Commi-ssion tried to shove down their throats. When […]

Caleb Chandler won’t seek re-election

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Chandler CNJ staff Caleb Chandler said Tuesday he won’t be seeking re-election as a county commissioner. Chandler made his announcement near the start of the commission’s monthly meeting. He said he wanted to make the announcement before the March 20 filing date for candidates seeking his seat — one of three commission seats open in […]

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 […]

Recall election jeopardizes union reforms

If a national symbol exists for the movement to rein in the power of public employee unions, it is Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker. He pushed aggressive measures to curb the power and influence of government unions and now faces a union-funded recall campaign, which, if successful will empower unions and expand their power in […]

Water, roads top election issues

Kevin Wilson Clovis’ municipal elections are 30 days away, as of Sunday. Here’s a rundown of five of the top issues candidates have, and will, discuss throughout the next four-plus weeks. There’s plenty of intersection on some of these issues. For example, the growth of Cannon Air Force Base has led to a demand for […]

Don’t expect policy changes from Obama

Freedom New Mexico When President Barack Obama promised this week to open 75 percent of potential offshore gas and oil resources to drilling and praised the controversial fracking method for extracting untapped oil reserves on land, a collective shudder went through his green constituency. Welcome to election-year rhetoric. The green lobby is learning what other […]

Local candidates introduced at forum

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Tim Ashley of the High Plains Patriots, right, addresses the crowd at the Masters Center conference room. The organization sponsored a forum to meet the candidates for the March 6 municipal election. Kevin Wilson A first chance to meet candidates for the March 6 municipal election dealt with driver’s licenses […]

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.

We all lose during election time

I can give you a prediction about the next presidential election almost a year before it happens. Ready? The U.S. government will win and America will lose. The status quo will be elected once more. There isn’t a bit of difference between any of the candidates who will end up on the ballot in the […]

Three vying for mayor position

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Rick Tenorio, right, signs paperwork to run for the mayor’s position as City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon, sitting, gives election details and Deputy Clerk Joanne King waits to notarize his paperwork Tuesday at City Hall. Tuesday was the only day to file for the mayor’s and city commission races. Kevin Wilson […]

County calls for jail bond election (updated)

Robin Fornoff Curry County commissioners started the new year Tuesday electing Wendell Bostwick as their new chairman and approving a special election for a $9.3 million bond issue to expand and improve the troubled jail. Bostwick replaces former chairman Caleb Chandler. The April 3 election was approved on a unanimous vote, despite Bostwick’s misgivings over […]