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 […]