Monday morning briefing: Candidates debate and women get the vote

Good morning and welcome to the Monday briefing. Candidate debate Don’t forget the Portales municipal candidate forum 6 p.m. Monday at the Yam Theatre. Candidates will give opening statements on their interest in their positions then be presented questions. Information: 763-6991. Party politics The Democratic Party County Convention is 6 p.m. Tuesday at Clovis-Carver Public […]

Portales city council ward D candidate Q&A

PNT staff reports Candidates for the Ward D city council seat were asked four questions. Answers were limited to 240 words on the first question and 120 words per question thereafter and edited for clarity and style. The election is March 6.

Portales city council ward B candidate Q&A

Candidates for the Ward B city councilor seat were asked four questions. Answers were limited to 240 words on the first question and 120 words per question thereafter and edited for clarity and style. The election is March 6.

Their view: Group lobbies for third presidential candidate

This is a press release from Americans Elect on gaining ballot access in New Mexico for the 2012 presidential election:

Their view: People want inspiration and solutions

Allen Weh is an Albuquerque business executive, military veteran and former candidate for governor of New Mexico. He offers this view on the leadership of the country.

Still too early to pick leading GOP candidate

Freedom New Mexico The Republican presidential race is tightening. The Iowa straw poll Saturday didn’t pick any delegates, which will be done at the Iowa Caucuses on Feb. 6, but the poll began culling the herd of GOP candidates. Finishing first with 4,823 votes was Rep. Michele Bachmann, who was born in the Hawkeye State […]

School board candidate list

The following individuals filed as candidates for school board for the Feb. 1 elections, according to the Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office:

Candidate Q&A: State representative District 63

Kevin Wilson An open seat in the New Mexico Legislature is between a Santa Rosa business owner and a former House of Representatives page and Senate employee. The District 63 seat, currently held by Democrat Joe Campos, is open following Campos’ unsuccessful lieutenant governor bid. Democrat George Dodge Jr. of Santa Rosa and Republican Melinda […]

My turn: Tex-Mex best of both worlds

s-helenar19.jpg

In a recent political advertisement, Brian Colon, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, says of Republican gubernatorial candidate, Susana Martinez, “Susana es una Tejana!” There’s that dirty “T” word I’ve heard many times. Translation: Susana is a Texan. Might as well say, “Heaven forbid we allow a Texan in our Roundhouse!” “Why,” I thought, “has there […]

Candidate profiles: Public Regulation Commission

Kevin Wilson An open race for the state’s Public Regulation Commission is on November’s general election ballot. The race is between Patrick Lyons, a former state senator and the current state land commissioner, and longtime business owner Stephanie L. Dubois of Tularosa. The PRC regulates utilities, telecommunications, motor carriers and insurance industries to ensure fair […]

Student group protesting candidate visit

Argen Duncan A disagreement has arisen among two groups at Eastern New Mexico University as to whether gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez should have been invited to speak as a role model for Hispanic people. Hispanic Heritage Month activities organizers invited Martinez to speak as a role model to encourage students, but a Hispanic advocacy group […]

Their view: Corruption needs to be stopped

Matt Chandler, Republican candidate for New Mexico attorney general, is concerned about corruption in government. Here’s a snippet from a recent guest column Chandler wrote for nmpolitics.net:

Their view: Martinez says she’s focused on crime

Republican gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez says she will be tough on crime if she’s elected. From her website (www.susanamartinez2010.com):

Their view: Candidate vows to fight corruption

Allen Weh, a Republican candidate for New Mexico governor, has this to say about government corruption: “Public corruption in New Mexico has reached embarrassing levels and has redefined “politics as usual” in our state — for the worst. “As a candidate for governor, my first pledge to the people of New Mexico will be to […]

Their view: Candidate hopes to improve quality of life

New Mexico’s primary elections are June 1. Nancy Gentry is a Republican candidate for Roosevelt County Commission District 4. She’s running against Scott Burton and David Craig. Here’s what Gentry had to say when we asked about her qualifications for the job:

Their view: Candidate open to public’s suggestions

New Mexico’s primary elections are June 1. Duane Lee is a Democratic candidate for Roosevelt County Commission District 5. He’s running against Charlie Dobbs and Rodney Payne. Here’s what Lee had to say when we asked about his qualifications for the job:

Their View: District 5 Commission candidate promotes varied background

New Mexico’s primary elections are June 1. Larry Jewell is a Republican candidate for Roosevelt County Commission District 5. He’s running against Lori Bohm, Kendell Buzard and Allen Deen. Here’s what Jewell had to say when we asked about his qualifications for the job:

Candidate profile: Roosevelt County magistrate judge

The following are candidates for Roosevelt County magistrate judge in the June 1 Primary election. Each is running unopposed for their respective party’s nomination. Each was asked the same set of questions. Their responses:

Their View: District 5 Commission candidate touts work ethic

New Mexico’s primary elections are June 1. KENDALL BUZARD is a Republican candidate for Roosevelt County Commission District 5. He’s running against LORI BOHM, ALLEN DEEN and LARRY JEWELL. Here’s what Buzard had to say when we asked about his qualifications for the job:

Candidate profile: Roosevelt County sheriff

Editor’s note: The following is a candidate for a Roosevelt County elected position in the June 1 Primary election.