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Democrats Elect Redondo to Replace Johnson in Council Race

on August 28, 2012 - 7:53pm

Newly elected Council candidate Michael Redondo. Photo by Greg

By Carol A. Clark

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County Central Committee tonight unanimously elected Michael Redondo to replace Ken Johnson who officially withdrew his name from the Los Alamos County Council race Aug. 17.

Redondo, 32, has lived in Los Alamos since the age of 3. He earned his master's degree a little over a year ago in community and regional planning. He is the owner/director of Michael Redondo, LLC, a Biodiversity Planning, Outreach and Education company.

"I decided to run for

Feldman Hosts Campaign Event for Stephanie Richard

on August 27, 2012 - 4:03am

Sen. Dede Feldman held an event at her retreat in the Jemez for House District 43 candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard. Courtesy photo

 House District 43 candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard speaks with guests during a campaign event hosted for her by Sen. Dede Feldman. Courtesy Photo  

Heinrich Meets Oz

on August 26, 2012 - 9:31am

On Thursday, Democratic Senatorial candidate Rep. Martin Heinrich met Oz Einstein Armbruster, the dog attacked by another dog while campaigning door-to-door for Heinrich with his owner Karyl Ann Armbruster a few weeks ago. Heinrich heard about Oz's misfortune and called to check on his condition. After visiting Los Alamos National Laboratory contractors Thursday, Heinrich attended the opening of his Pojoaque Campaign Office. He told the crowd that as an engineer, he considered LANL vital to the health of Northern New Mexico.

Senatorial Candidate Martin Heinrich Campaigns in Los Alamos

on August 24, 2012 - 2:51pm

U.S. Senatorial Candidate Martin Heinrich meets with a consortium of major Los Alamos National Laboratory subcontractors at UNM- Los Alamos Thursday. Courtesy photo

U.S. Senatorial candidate Martin Heinrich lunches on a green chile cheeseburger at Chile Works in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Local Democrat Kyle Wheeler chats with U.S. Senatorial candidate Martin Heinrich at the Los Alamos Farmer's Market Thursday. Photo by Robyn McCool Schultz

Gov. Martinez Speaks Tuesday at GOP Convention

on August 23, 2012 - 8:56am

GOP News:

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has announced that the theme for the 2012 Republican National Convention will be “We Built It.”

Location: Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla.

Dates: Aug. 27-30

Official Convention Website: 2012 GOP Convention


Press release on the convention from the 2012 GOP Convention:

History will be made in Tampa August 27-30, when 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S.

BREAKING NEWS: Ken Johnson Withdraws from Council Race

on August 17, 2012 - 5:39pm

Ken Johnson. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

By Carol A. Clark

Democratic candidate Ken Johnson officially withdrew his name from the Los Alamos County Council race, filing his paperwork with the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office late this morning.

Johnson shared with the Los Alamos Daily Post his reasons for leaving the race.

"A confluence of events in recent months has made it highly likely that I will be moving away from Los Alamos in the fairly near future," Johnson said. "Consequently, if elected to the council, I would be unable to complete my term.

Los Alamos Democratic Party Opens 2012 Headquarters

on August 17, 2012 - 3:54pm

The newly leased headquarters of the Los Alamos County Democratic Party in Central Park Square. Courtesy photo

UPDATE: The Democratic Headquarters will open to the public with regular hours begining Saturday, Aug. 25.

The Los Alamos County Democratic Party inked a deal this afternoon to lease a space in Central Park Square for its 2012 campaign headquarters.

"We are very excited to have a central location where we can conduct the party's business," Chair Michael Wheeler said.

The 2,700-square-foot space at 140 Central Park Square is comprised of a large open area, 5 individual offices,

Wilson Campaign Names "Women for Heather" Los Alamos County Chair

on August 15, 2012 - 8:52am
  • Los Alamos woman to lead coalition operations in county

ALBUQUERQUE — Heather Wilson, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, announced today that Los Alamos resident Francine J. Mendoza will lead Women for Heather in Los Alamos County.

Mendoza joins the statewide grassroots team and will lead the county's efforts to elect the first female senator from New Mexico.

“This year we have a special opportunity to elect Heather Wilson as New Mexico’s first woman U.S. Senator,” Mendoza said. “Heather is the only pro-life candidate running for the U.S.