By Deborah Baker / Journal Staff Writer
PUBLISHED: Monday, November 3, 2014 at 6:41 pm
All 70 seats in the state House of Representatives are up for election, but the focus will be on just a few districts as Republicans try to gain control of the chamber for the first time in 60 years. Democrats currently have a 37-33 advantage. Some races to watch:
House District 4
Rep. Sharon Clahchischilliage (R) vs. Harrison Todacheene (D)
Posted: Saturday, November 1, 2014 8:00 pm |Updated: 12:07 am, Sun Nov 2, 2014.
By Milan Simonich
The New Mexican
Because Republicans have a chance Tuesday to take control of the New Mexico House of Representatives for the first time in 60 years, attacks against candidates of both parties have been shrill, deceptive and often false.
Geoff Rodgers, a Republican from Los Alamos, is running for the seat in House District 43 and trying to clear his name at the same time.
An advocacy organization that is promoting Democratic candidates, ProgressNow New Mexico, recently posted an Internet story saying Rodgers was arrested in Florida 19 years ago on an unspecified charge. ProgressNow alleges Rodgers concealed this information from voters.
“I can categorically say I’ve never been arrested,” Rodgers said in an interview with The Santa Fe New Mexican.
(Letter to the editor)
News-Bulletin Jul 31, 2014
The West African nation of Ghana ― the first African nation to achieve independence from colonial rule in 1957 ― is in the news. Unfortunately, a United States citizen is being tested there for the 90 percent fatal Ebola virus.
Ghana may join the ranks of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the West African countries struggling with an Ebola outbreak, in the setting of inadequate health systems. Of the 1,201 people recently infected in West Africa ― including an American doctor ― 672 have already died.
Fortunately, at least one Ghanaian citizen is being trained in health right here in Valencia County. Mr. Nuhu Alhassan, who was featured in “Fulfilling a dream in Valencia County” in the News Bulletin, is being sponsored by Peralta resident Paul Sanchez to pursue a degree in nursing at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus.
Teresa Smith de Cherif, M. D.
New Mexico Telegram / June 5th, 2014
Conservation Voters New Mexico had a successful primary night in six of the eight races where they made endorsements.
The races were all state House or Public Regulations Commission races.
“CVNM’s work in the primary elections better positions us for success in the general election,” CVNM Executive Director Demis Foster said in a statement. “Our Election Day success takes us a step closer towards decision-makers and public policies that represent the conservation values of New Mexicans.”
New Mexico Telegram / June 4th, 2014
Republicans are once again hopeful that they can take the state House. Democrats currently hold a 37-33 advantage in the state House.
The race to control the House will likely come down to ten key races. Not much has changed since Steve Terrell first wrote about the ten races, though in some races, there were competitive primaries.
The races are largely agreed upon which will be competitive. There are five held by Democrats and five held by Republicans.
Of the races, only one is an open seat, and that features a former representative from the district running. In all other cases, the incumbent was first elected in 2012 and is facing their first reelection challenge. Three of the races feature candidates who lost in 2012 hoping to regain the seat.
SANTA FE – Olin Clawson is campaigning for votes in northwest New Mexico one small sack of pinto beans at a time, trying to unseat a member of the state House in the June 3 primary election.
He’s hanging the two-pound burlap bags bearing his name on doors in House District 9, where he and two other Democrats are running against Democratic Rep. Patricia Lundstrom of Gallup.
“Pinto beans are very much a part of all our lives,” explained Clawson, a fourth-generation member of a McKinley County ranching and farming family.
by Staff | May 21, 2014 | Filed under: Opinion
N.M. Rep. Miguel Garcia’s recent email to fellow democrats concerning Jim Danner and Dr. Teresa Smith de Cherif represents a disrespect to his office and all the citizens of New Mexico. For that matter, all human beings.
His use of heritage to judge people is racism in its darkest and most vile form. Rep. Garcia is ignorant of the facts surrounding these candidates and does not uphold the standards of the office to which he has been elected.