Candidates file for state offices

Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com Eastern New Mexico voters will have a quartet of primary elections for the New Mexico Legislature, but only one contested race once the general election comes around. Tuesday was the lone day to file for elections at the Secretary of State’s Office in Santa Fe and […]

Robinson wins only contested council seat

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Oscar Robinson, a retiree, school bus driver and lawn care business owner, won the only contested city council race in Portales Tuesday. Robinson received about 62 percent (209) of the votes in Ward B. His opponent, Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative Inc. engineer Antonio Sanchez Jr. had approximately 38 percent […]

Candidates sign up for school board elections

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer There are two contested races for February’s Roosevelt County school board elections — both in Elida. Dora and Floyd each have three candidates running unopposed, while Portales has two incumbents running unopposed, board president Alan Garrett and David Brooks. In Elida, incumbent Scott Burton faces a challenge for his […]

Four seek probate position

PNT Staff Report In addition to the contested County Commission District 2 race, the only other contested race in Roosevelt County is for probate judge. Democrat Mark Paternoster, 61, District Court bailiff, will face one of three Republicans in the general election. Paternoster also has worked at a local title company and at the County […]

Wilson, Pearce battle for Senate position

PNT Staff Report One of the most hotly contested races in this year’s primary election is the Republican face-off for Senate. Rep. Heather Wilson and Rep. Steve Pearce have targeted each other’s voting records and stands on the issues in a series of advertisements and news releases. Rep. Tom Udall is the only Democrat seeking […]

Probate, one commissioner spot contested

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Two of the five races for Roosevelt County offices drew a crowd on filing day Tuesday. In Commissioner’s District 2, Richard (Rick) Leal is challenging incumbent David Sanders. In the probate judge’s race one Republican Mark Paternoster and three Democrats, Lavern Standifer, Barbara George and Mickey Morgan have filed. […]

One contested race in county school board elections

PNT Staff Report Only one Roosevelt County school board race will be contested come the Feb. 6 elections. Floyd Municipal Schools’ board of education member, Lisa Schmidt, faces opposition from challenger, Jack W. Moore, a retired long-time school administrator and coach. The incumbent currently holds the Position 5 seat. A total of 12 people, which […]

Officials examine why more don’t run for office

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. There will be 29 House and 18 Senate contested races in the November election. And the figures for […]