Candidate profiles: Roosevelt County Commission — District 5

The following candidates are seeking their political party’s nomination for the Roosevelt County District 5 Commission seat. District 5 covers the panhandle of Roosevelt County and the Floyd area to the west edge of Portales. Each of the candidates was asked the same set of questions.

Their View: Assessor candidate seeks better representation for taxpayers

New Mexico’s primary elections are June 1. KENNER CARRASCO is a Republican candidate for Roosevelt County tax assessor. He’s running against TEX BELCHER. Here’s what Carrasco had to say when we asked about his qualifications for the job:

Candidate profiles: Roosevelt County tax assessor

PNT staff Editor’s note: Two Republicans are seeking the nomination for Roosevelt County Assessor in the June 1 primary election. No Democrats filed as candidates. The following profiles are part of a series on candidates in local races. Both candidates were asked the same set of questions. Tex L. Belcher (Incumbent) • Why do you […]

Their turn: Republican tax assessor candidate tours experience

New Mexico’s primary elections are June 1. TEX BELCHER is a Republican candidate for Roosevelt County tax assessor. He’s running against KENNER CARRASCO. Here’s what Belcher had to say when we asked about his qualifications for the job: “My name is Tex Belcher and I was born and raised in Roosevelt County. I have three […]

Their view: Let’s put focus on victims’ rights

Susana Martinez is a Republican candidate for New Mexico governor. Here’s what she has to say about crime: “For too long, soft-on-crime politicians have focused less on the rights of victims and more on the rights of criminals. That will end in a Martinez Administration. I will make accountability the order of each and every […]

Their view: Success starts with students

Success starts with students Doug Turner is a Republican candidate for New Mexico governor. Here’s what he has to say about education: “We have a moral obligation to give our children the best future possible. … Many of New Mexico’s native sons and daughters owe their success to good schools and great teachers. But not […]

Their view: Denish touts rural economic development plan

Diane Denish, Democratic candidate for governor, has rolled out a small business and rural economic development plan aimed at creating jobs, according to her website, www.dianedenish.com Her plan is aimed at increasing access to capital, cutting administrative red tape and using technology to help small, rural businesses connect with helpful resources, she said. From her […]

Their view: Campos shares ideas for job growth

Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, is a candidate for New Mexico’s lieutenant governor’s post. Here’s what he has to say about “growing the economy” on his Web site: http://joecampos.org/ “It’s about jobs, jobs, jobs.” Among his ideas for accomplishing jobs: • Promote the development and expansion of renewable energy to provide better paying high tech jobs. […]

Land commissioner candidate would advocate for farm, oil industries

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PNT staff PNT staff A Roosevelt County farmer and rancher is running for state land commissioner. Matt Rush, who raises beef and wheat, is one of two Republican candidates in the upcoming primary elections. He said he was planning to run for state representative, but a group of Clovis businessmen asked him to become a […]

Councilor candidate profiles

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Editor’s note: Here are summaries of interviews with candidates for Portales’ Ward B City Council position. Other Portales council races are uncontested.

Mayoral candidate profile: Sharon King

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Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of four candidate profiles in the Portales mayoral race. Elections are Tuesday, March 2.

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 […]

Mayoral candidate profile: Steve Davis

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of four candidate profiles in the Portales mayoral race. Steve Davis: Today Sharon King: Wednesday Dennis Lopez: Thursday Gary Watkins: Friday

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, […]

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First impressions key, AD candidate says

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer First impressions are important. Wayne Baker knows that. Just in case he didn’t, a coach he hopes to work with reminded him. “You’ll be surprised the number of recruits that come in the evening,” Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh said, “and (you’ll) go get them for […]

AD candidate seeking challenge

By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University athletic director’s position is just the challenge Colorado native Jeff Geiser is seeking. The third of four finalists to meet with university staff and students, Geiser was in Portales on Monday to answer questions about what he might bring to the ENMU athletic […]

Gubernatorial candidate starts campaign early

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Freedom New Mexico Greg Zanetti of Albuquerque, a Republican candidate for state governor, stopped in Clovis on Wednesday, getting an early start on the 2010 campaign. Current Gov. Bill Richardson, a Democrat, is term-limited. Thus far, no others have announced for the position in either party. Zanetti most recently worked as a financial adviser and […]

ENMU coaching candidate seeks fast tempo

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico If Richard Davis is named the next men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University, he’s letting the dogs run. The Columbus, Ohio native, and current coach at Division II St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind., preached about an offensive style where the bigs run the sidelines and the […]

Events Calendar Dec. 16

Today School Board Candidate Filing — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office, Roosevelt County Courthouse. Candidates file for Feb. 3 election. Melrose High School Christmas Program — 6:30 p.m. Commons area of Melrose High School. Wednesday Flu shots — 10 a.m. to noon. Valley Furniture, 101 S. Main St. Roosevelt County Health […]