Press Release: Dodge announces for Campos seat

On Nov. 24 businessman, retired educator and veteran George Dodge Jr. announced his intention to seek the Democratic nomination for New Mexico House of Representatives District 63. The seat is currently held by Representative Jose Campos, who is seeking the Democratic nomination of Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico. As owner of two businesses in Santa […]

Oct. 28 Letters to the Editor

Barnes can deal with local issues For the past year and a half I have encouraged my friend and neighbor, Paul D.Barnes, to seek the District 5 Curry County Commission seat. He has served Curry County as a past commissioner with 10 years of experience; he was the Commission’s chairman for five years. He has […]

County, state races shouldn’t take back seat

Freedom New Mexico The term “down the ballot” refers to the congressional, state and local races that ostensibly play second, third and fourth fiddle to the presidential contest. The names of the White House contenders will appear at the tops of ballots, with everything else further down. This presentation more or less mirrors the conventional […]

National debate no sub for local

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist Since last November, both Tom Udall and Steve Pearce have been racing toward this November, and the election for the Senate seat left vacant by Pete Domenici’s retirement. They’ve disagreed on many issues as they’ve met people across New Mexico, and they’re set to disagree on “Meet the Press.” The […]

Associated Press declares win for Cosner

CNJ staff Quay County native Craig Cosner won the only contested primary race for a seat in the state House of Representatives in Tuesday’s primary election. Cosner beat Van Robertson 1,247 to 875 for the State Representative District 67 in the Democratic Primary with complete results from all counties except Curry County. The Associated Press […]

Teacher running for District 7 seat

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Jeff Carr of Eagle Nest is the District 7 Democratic candidate for state senator. The seat currently is held by Clint Harden, R-Clovis, who is seeking re-election. District 7 includes Curry, Colfax, Harding, Quay, San Miguel, Taos and Union counties. Carr teaches U.S. history and economics at Taos High […]

Tucumcari resident to run for House seat

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico A longtime Tucumcari resident, Craig Cosner, has announced he will run for the New Mexico House of Representatives District 67 seat. Cosner, a Democrat, is seeking the seat held by state Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton. Moore announced in November he would not seek reelection. “I recognize the importance of […]

Former commissioner hopes to regain seat

CNJ Staff A former Curry County Commissioner has announced his intention to seek his former seat. Paul D. Barnes, 64, plans to run for the seat in District 5, which he filled from 1991 through 2000. “I’ve enjoyed the years I’ve served my county, and I had a lot of encouragement from a lot of […]

Guthals to run for county spot

CNJ staff A Clovis business owner said he plans to run in the county election. Charles Guthals, 71, said he will run for the District 5 County Commission seat. The seat is currently held by Tim Ashley, who cannot run for re-election because of term limits. Guthals said he believes his experience as a board […]

Three announce bids for county commission spots

CNJ Staff Three have announced plans to run for a county commission seat. Caleb Chandler, a 12-year state senator and and 12-year magistrate judge said he will be running for District 5 Commissioner Tim Ashley’s seat in the Curry County Commission. “I think it’s going to be a real exciting time to be a county […]

Former senator to join race

Staff and wire reports A former state senator and magistrate judge is planning to run for Curry County commissioner. Caleb Chandler, a 12-year state senator and and 12-year magistrate judge said he will be running for District 5 Commissioner Tim Ashley’s seat on the Curry County Commission. “I think it’s going to be a real […]

County rancher says he’s running for commission

CNJ staff A Curry County rancher said he is running for a seat on the county commission. Rancher Wendell Bostwick, 61, said Thursday he is running for District 4 Commissioner Albin Smith’s seat in the Nov. 4 general election. Smith reached the county’s two-term limit and cannot run again for two years. “I just want […]

Candidate visits Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield New Mexico public regulation commissioner Ben R. Lujan (D) answers questions at a Friday night gathering at Mark’s Restaurant in Portales. Lujan is running for New Mexico’s third district United States Congress seat currently held by Tom Udall. By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner Ben […]

Local Roundup: State candidate to visit Clovis

CNJ staff Ben R. Lujan, New Mexico Public Regulation commissioner, will visit Clovis on Saturday to announce his candidacy for the 3rd Congressional District. The seat currently is held by Tom Udall, D-N.M., who has said he will run for the Senate seat being vacated by Pete Domenici, R-N.M. Lujan will be at Golden Corral […]

Santa Fe Democrat makes campaign stop in Portales

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico Harry Montoya, a Democrat from Santa Fe who has declared his candidacy for New Mexico’s Third Congressional seat, hosted a meet-and-greet event Saturday morning at Mark’s Restaurant in Portales. Montoya served two terms on the Pojoaque Valley School Board before winning a seat on the Santa Fe County Commission […]

Brumfield to run for mayor

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File photo Gayla Brumfield By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Clovis Realtor Gayla Brumfield announced her intention to run for mayor Friday afternoon. She joins Gloria Wicker, Rube Render and Tim Ashley in announcing a bid for the office. Mayor David Lansford announced in November he would not seek a fourth term. Mayoral and city commission […]

Quay school official announces candidacy

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Dennis J. Roch, assistant superintendent for Tucumcari schools, has announced his candidacy for the District 67 state representative position. Roch’s announcement Friday was made jointly with District 67 incumbent, Republican Brian Moore of Clayton, who said he would not seek re-election. Moore’s term expires December 2008. “I think he’s […]

Udall formally announces Senate bid

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Rep. Tom Udall formally announced Thursday he will run for the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Pete Domenici. Udall’s decision to run for the first open Senate seat in New Mexico in 36 years leaves the state with three wide-open congressional races in 2008. […]

Campos to enter House race

CNJ staff State Democratic Rep. Joe Campos of Santa Rosa said Tuesday he will run for Congress from New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District. Campos, who represents Curry, Roosevelt and De Baca counties, hopes to fill the seat being vacated by Steve Pearce, who is running for the U.S. Senate. He plans a formal announcement of […]

Heather Wilson to seek senate seat

By The Associated Press Rep. Heather Wilson intends to seek the Senate seat being vacated in New Mexico by fellow Republican Pete Domenici, the Associated Press has learned. Wilson made the decision Thursday after meeting with her family and notified her staff Friday morning. She was calling supporters around New Mexico to tell them of […]