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:

Engagements — March 27

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Stallings-Bryant [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Ashlee Stallings of Clovis and Troy Bryant of Laverne, Okla., will be married April 30, 2011, at River Falls in Amarillo. A reception will follow at River Falls. The bride-elect is the daughter of Clayton and Kathy Stallings of Clovis. The prospective groom is the son of Jerry and Alesia […]

Engagements — March 13

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Patel- Amratlal Saguna Patel and Pintu Amratlal of Irving, Texas, will be married at 9 a.m. May 29, 2011 in Irving. The bride-elect is the daughter of Pravinbhai and Kantaben Patel of Denison, Texas. The prospective groom is the son of Amratbhai and Ramilaben Patel of Clovis. The bride-elect graduated from the University of Texas […]

Engagements — March 6

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Strunk-Cogdill [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Jennifer Strunk, of Halstead, Kan., and Jerred Cogdill, of Clovis, will be married 7 p.m. April 30, 2011, at Ranch House Weddings in Canyon, Texas. A reception will follow. The bride-elect is the daughter of Julie Schrader of Conway Springs, Kan. and Clem Strunk of Colwich, Kan. The prospective groom […]

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Jackson-Frost [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Kerry Marie Jackson of Dallas and Michael Alan Frost of Lubbock, Texas will be married Sept. 24, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. at Beach Access 4 in South Padre Island, Texas. The bride-elect is the daughter of Donald and Brenda Jackson of Jackson Township, Ohio. The prospective groom is the son […]

Engagements — Feb. 6

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McChesney-Shirley [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Vanessa McChesney of Lubbock and Kenneth Shirley of Claude, Texas, will be married Feb. 12, 2011, at The Legacy in Lubbock. The bride-elect is the daughter of Paul and Dixie McChesney of Lubbock. The prospective groom is the son of Lester and Elsie Shirley of Portales. The bride-elect graduated from Coronado […]

Engagements — Jan. 30

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McChesney-Shirley Vanessa McChesney of Lubbock, Texas, and Kenneth Shirley of Claude, Texas, will be married Feb. 2, 2011, at The Legacy in Lubbock. The bride-elect is the daughter of Paul and Dixie McChesney of Lubbock The prospective groom is the son of Lester and Elsie Shirley of Portales. The bride-elect graduated from Coronado High School […]

Engagements — Jan. 16

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Smith-Carpenter Stephanie Smith and Tyler Carpenter of Austin, Texas, will be married Jan. 28, 2011, at the beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bruce and Cindy Smith of Lansing, Mich. The prospective groom is the son of Craig and Jaqque Johnson of Clovis. The bride-elect graduated from Michigan State University […]

My turn: Latinas making progress

This month, Susana Martinez became not only the first female governor-elect in New Mexico, but the first Hispanic female governor-elect in our country. It was only a little over a year ago that another Latina, Sonia Sotomayor, became the first Hispanic appointed to an even higher office, the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2007, the Center […]

Martinez taps Clovis commissioner for search committee

Freedom New Mexico Clovis City Commissioner Randy Crowder is one of nine members for Governor-Elect Susana Martinez’ general services and information technology search committee. The committee will work with former Rep. Heather Wilson, Martinez’ transition committee chair, to identify and recommend cabinet officials and other leaders who will reflect the governor’s policy aims. The committee […]

Engagements — Oct. 3

Chavez-Lozano Krystle Chavez and Angel Lozano of Lubbock will be married Oct. 9, 2010, at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales at 2 p.m. The bride-elect is the daughter of Larry and Teresa Chavez of Portales. The prospective groom is the son of Juana Lozano of Portales and Ernesto and Maribel Sanchez of Portales. Invitations […]

Engagements — Sept. 19

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Boone-Estes [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Jackie Boone, of Austin, Texas, and Casey Estes, of Melrose, are enagaged to be married 5 p.m. Oct. 9, 2010, in Austin. The bride-elect is the daughter of Rich and Jeanne Boone of Austin. The prospective groom is the son of Marvin and Cathy Estes of Melrose. Invitations will be […]

Card-check law unlikely to make dent

Freedom New Mexico California Democratic Congresswoman Hilda Solis, as President-elect Obama’s choice to be secretary of labor, will no doubt bring encouragement and even a touch of joy to union leaders everywhere. Whether the rest of us will have occasion to be pleased is another question. The larger issue nobody wants to discuss is whether […]

Prompt action needed to address Illinois scandal

Freedom New Mexico President-elect Barack Obama at one level emerges with surprisingly clean hands from the scandal surrounding Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s arrest for allegedly trying to “sell” the appointment to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Obama. Not only did U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald explicitly say the president-elect was not named in the 76-page […]

Disadvantages hinder Clinton appointment

Freedom New Mexico The rumors could not be more rampant that President-elect Barack Obama will appoint his chief rival in the primaries, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, as secretary of state. If the purpose is to introduce a bit of drama into the Cabinet and tighten up the domestic support of Democrats who still would […]

Code names don’t tell real story

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Sanity is why I want to be in the White House. Monday afternoon, I found out the Secret Service has tagged the family of President-elect Barack Obama with codenames, all beginning with “R.” I don’t think I particularly like Barack Obama’s actual codename of “Renegade.” If you take […]

July 20, 2008 Engagements

Ruiz/Good Sally Ruiz, of Portales, announces her engagement and approaching marriage to Rick Good of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. on July 26, 2008, at the Memorial Building in Portales. The bride-elect is employed at Portales Area Transit System. The prospective groom is employed with the City of Portales Parks Department. […]

Engagement: Culpepper/Miller

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Darwin and Janic Culpepper of Portales announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Jaytha Culpepper of Portales, to Jason Miller of Farwell, Texas, son of Richard and Nancy Miller of Farwell. The couple will exchange vows at 5:30 p.m. July 12, 2008, at the Southside Church of Christ in Portales. The bride-elect is a 2002 […]

Engagement: Robbins/Perryman

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Bethany Robbins of Atlanta, Ga., and Bryan Perryman of Atlanta, Ga., announce their approaching marriage. The couple will exchange vows at 5:30 p.m. June 28, 2008, at the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe. The reception will be held at La Casa Sena Restaurant. The bride-elect is the daughter of Richard and Laura Robbins of Portales. […]

Sept. 9 Engagement

Jones/DeGroot Debra Graves of Los Alamos announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter Kristine E. Jones of Portales to Samuel J. DeGroot of Portales. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Alan Graves. The prospective groom is the son of Mitch and Susan DeGroot of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at […]