District 5 candidates unopposed in primary

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer District 5 County Commissioner Tim Ashley, a Republican, has no opponent in the June 1 primary. Democrat Paul D. Barnes, who is challenging Ashley this fall, also is unopposed in the primary. Both candidates recently talked with the Clovis News Journal on issues surrounding county government. If elected in […]

Voters switching parties for DA race

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer A 9th Judicial District Attorney’s race between two Republicans may be responsible for giving Curry County a majority of registered Republican voters for the first time in its history, according to officials with the Curry County Clerk’s office. Deputy County Clerk Coni Jo Lyman said, as of Tuesday, there […]

House race unfinished business for candidate

By David Arkin: CNJ correspondent In 2002, with two weeks to go before the primary, Keith Gardner’s campaigning for a seat in the House ended. His mother, who was living in Arizona, died. Gardner, who was running against Rep. Earlene Roberts, R-Lovington, left New Mexico — leaving behind his run for a seat in Santa […]

Lawmakers examine why more don’t run for office

By David Arkin Voters expecting to find plenty of choices for House and Senate seats on the upcoming June 1 primary and Nov. 2 general election may be in for a surprise — their choices are severely limited. People just aren’t running for elected office this year. There will be 29 House and 18 Senate […]

County candidates register for re-election

By Jack King Nine people — including incumbents in four races and their challengers — have declared their candidacies for county offices in the June 1 primary election, registration for which is Tuesday. Other candidates still may emerge during the day-long registration period. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the county clerk’s […]

Texas primary looms for Muleshoe voters

By Michelle Seeber MULESHOE — Voters will have 12 local candidates from which to choose in the Texas primary election on March 9. Seven are vying for Bailey County Commission seats. Two are running for sheriff. The remaining offices — two constable positions and the county tax assessor’s seat — are uncontested. County Clerk Sherri […]

Democrats prepare to name a candidate

By Tony Parra New Mexico will be immersed in its first Democratic caucus in more than 30 years when voting for the presidential nominee takes place on Tuesday. That’s how long it has been since New Mexico has had a caucus, according to Roosevelt County Clerk Joyce Fraze and Terry Cone, Democratic chairman for Roosevelt […]

New Mexico clash may be more interesting than caucus

By Ned Cantwell The presidential primary season consists of a series of political contests only a little less organized than the election to decide who will be junior class historian at Clovis High School. And New Mexico is right in the thick of it. Well, at least not at the rear of it, thanks to […]