State rep sorry for ‘Anglo newcomers’ comment

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 7:10 pm | Updated: 7:33 am, Thu May 15, 2014.

By Steve Terrell
The New Mexican | 9 comments

Rep. Miguel Garcia, D-Albuquerque, on Wednesday apologized to two legislative candidates he had disparaged earlier this week in an email to some legislative colleagues.

Garcia’s email to other state Democratic leaders about legislative primary races in Valencia County said, “A minority of unsuspecting Democratic leaders are supporting the Democratic Anglo newcomer opponents in [Andrew Barreras’] and [Frank Otero’s] primary races. Anglo Democrats with egos as big as Texas, mouths as big as the Grand Canyon, and much ‘green’ [moolah] from the east and the west coast.”

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Nuevo México: Legislador hispano se disculpa

By Associated Press

The Associated Press

SANTA FE, Nuevo México, EE.UU. — Un legislador estatal hispano ha ofrecido disculpas a dos candidatos en las primarias demócratas por aludir a ellos en términos étnicos y desdeñosos en un correo electrónico a sus correligionarios.

El representante demócrata Miguel García, de Albuquerque, dijo que se refirió en términos inapropiados a los candidatos Jim Danner, de Belén, y Teresa Smith de Cherif, de Los Lunas.

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House hopeful makes six-figure contribution to own campaign

campaingPosted: Monday, May 12, 2014 8:45 pm | Updated: 10:48 pm, Mon May 12, 2014.

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House District 7 (D) – Teresa Smith de Cherif

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PUBLISHED: Monday, May 12, 2014 at 11:16 am

teresa1House District 7

Teresa Smith de Cherif

POLITICAL PARTY: Democratic

OCCUPATION: Medical doctor

CITY/TOWN OF RESIDENCE: El Cerro de Tomé, Los Lunas

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: After five-year appointment, was
elected to Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District, 2013; won with 2-1 ratio. Wrote friend of the court brief, 13th Judicial District Court, 2008. Governor’s Award, Distinguished Woman of New Mexico, 2009.

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Fundraising totals in contested state House primaries

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Monday was the filing deadline for candidates for state House as well as statewide candidates.

NM Telegram listed the 21 districts with contested primaries last monthUpdate: It is now 20, as the candidate challenging Speaker of the House Ken Martinez dropped out.

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10 key races could decide House control

Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014 9:00 pm | Updated: 12:19 am, Sat Apr 5, 2014.
By Steve Terrell
The New Mexican |
In a year when many speculate that the state Republican Party has a decent shot at winning control of the

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Salazar seeks 22nd term; speaker faces challenger

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:00 pm | Updated: 10:44 pm, Tue Mar 11, 2014.
By Milan Simonich
The New Mexican |
State Rep. Nick Salazar of Ohkay Owingeh, at 42 years in office the longest-serving member of the
House of Representatives, defied doubters and filed for re-election on Tuesday.

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Socorro Fiber Arts guild — more than meets the eye

by Karen Bailey-Bowman | November 21, 2013 | Filed under: News
The Socorro Fiber Arts Guild is more than a collective of like-minded fiber artists —
the group reaches out to the community with its charitable efforts and educational programs

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Commission OKs dollar store in LC

by Julia M. Dendinger | May 22, 2013 | Filed under: News
A requested zone change for a Dollar General in Los Chavez got the green light from
county commissioners on a 4-0 vote last week, but there were a few stipulations.
Commissioners mandated that the project must obtain driveway permits from the New Mexico

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VSWCD mill levy passes; de Cherif and Moya re-elected

by Julia M. Dendinger | May 8, 2013 | Filed under: News
One candidate was literally jumping for joy while it was smiles all around for everyone else Tuesday
evening after the results of the Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District election were announced.

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