City Commission candidate Q&As

Editor’s note: Municipal elections are Tuesday across New Mexico. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Here are summaries of interviews with candidates for Clovis City Commission:

Melrose municipal candidate profiles

The following are candidates in the March 2 Melrose municipal election. The candidates were recently answered a series of brief questions by Freedom New Mexico about why they are running and what they hope to accomplish if elected. Municipal judge candidate Charlie B. Garrett couldn’t be reached for comment. The telephone number he provided was […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Candidate debates

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Web site of the day http://hillcrestparkzoo.com Find out more about the Hillcrest Park Zoo, along with a schedule of events. Question of the day What did you think of the city election candidate forum last night? What questions do you still have? Please share your thoughts in […]

Two candidate forums set for this week

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Election season is taking hold in Clovis, with a pair of candidate forums this week. The March 2 city election is featured in Tuesday’s KTQM/KWKA radio forum. Also, the state’s five Republican gubernatorial candidates will descend on Clovis Thursday for a forum sponsored by the High Plains Patriots. Bob […]

Clovis City Commission candidate withdraws

CNJ staff A candidate for the District 4 Clovis City Commission seat announced Wednesday he’s withdrawn from the race. Jarod Wilhite, president of Wilhite Inc. construction company, said in a press release “new business ventures” led to his withdrawal. “Unfortunately, the two priorities (his job and the City Commission seat) are competing against one another […]

Yes, corporations do have rights

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist It has puzzled me for some time why campaign contributions are considered a First Amendment constitutional issue. If I write a check to some candidate, I am not talking, writing an essay, carrying some poster in a parade or anything that could be construed as speech or writing, […]

Municipal elections candidate filings

CNJ staff The following candidates filed for the March 2 municipal election: Texico Mayor • Jerry Cunningham (I) Village Council Two positions • Monnie Cunningham (I) • Oran J. Autrey (I) Municipal judge • Dean Henninger (I) Melrose Mayor • Arlie M. Mitchell • Donald E. Harrell • Tuck N. Monk City counselor Two positions […]

City candidates file for election

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer Longtime Clovis City Commissioner Isidro Garcia called it quits while a dozen candidates jumped into the spring city election Tuesday by meeting the 5 p.m. deadline to file. The only uncontested election is District 2, with incumbent Len A. Vohs, sales manager for Rooney Moon Broadcasting, returning for his […]

Candidate filing to open at 8 a.m.

Candidate filing is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Clovis City Clerk’s office for March city elections. The election is for municipal judge and each of the four city commisison districts. All candidates must be registered voters and never convicted of a felony. Candidates for the commissioner positions must be residents of the […]

Governor candidate scheduled to speak

CNJ staff Allen Weh, candidate for New Mexico governor, is scheduled to speak to the High Plains Patriots Club from 7-8 p.m. today in the Masters Centre Conference Room at 801 E. 21st St. in Clovis. The event is open to the public.