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Early Voting Underway Throughout County

Residents turned out this morning at the Community Building at 20th Street and Central Avenue for early voting, which continues 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for the June 5 Primary Election. Photo by Greg Kendall.ladailypost.com

Preview Sample Ballots:

Republican – All Precincts (1-17):  www.losalamosnm.us/clerk/Documents/Sample%20Ballot%20REP.pdf 

Democrat – Senator District 5 (Precincts 7-17): www.losalamosnm.us/clerk/Documents/Sample%20Ballot%20DEM%20Senator%205.pdf

Democrat – Senator District 6 (Precincts 1-6):


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Local Door to Door Campaining in Full Swing

Los Alamos High School graduate Patty Plank Maki with her husband Butch campaigned around Los Alamos Saturday for their son, Danny Maki, who is running for a seat on the Public Regulation Commission. He is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C. and worked with Rep. Ben Ray Lujan both in Washington and when the congressman chaired the PRC. Residents are seeing more and more candidates coming to their door as the June 5 Primary Election draws near. Courtesy photo


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Councilors Greet Senator on Campaign Trail

Los Alamos Council Chair Sharon Stover and Councilor David Izraelevitz, right, welcome Sen. Richard Martinez during his campaign stop this morning at the Coffee Booth. Martinez is seeking re-election in District 5, which includes Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Rio Arriba counties.The Democrat also met with members of the public at the restaurant. Photo by H. Kris Fronzak


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Senate Candidate Discusses Passion for Protecting Natural Resources, Education

Column by Alfredo Montoya

Thank you very much to the people of Los Alamos, and the very energetic League of Women Voters for the opportunity to participate in your voter forum laast Thursday.

Many excellent questions were raised, especially about the environment and the quality of our regional groundwater. Water is a passion of mine.

I thank the Los Alamos Daily Post for allowing me to continue the discussion at its online newspaper site.

I initially decided to run for State Senate because, as a five-term commissioner of Rio Arriba County, I grew frustrated by the incumbent’s unwillingness


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Sen. Martinez Meet & Greet at 11 a.m.

By Sen. Richard Martinez

I want to remind all of my constituents living in Los Alamos that I will be visiting with a few of the Los Alamos County Councilors today, May 21.

We are having coffee at the Coffee Booth in the Mari-Mac Shopping Center and starting at 11 a.m. will follow with a “meet and greet” for the members of the public.

Some of the members of the Los Alamos community who were in attendance at the forum sponsored by the League of Woman Voters of Los Alamos Thursday, May 17, provided valuable input on issues we need to address not only as lawmakers, but together as a community

For those of you who


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Sen. Martinez Thanks the League

By Sen. Richard Martinez

I want to express my gratitude to the League of Woman Voters from Los Alamos for inviting me to participate in the forum sponsored by them last night (Thursday) and also to the members of the Los Alamos community who were in attendance.

It gave me pleasure to have the opportunity to participate and I sincerely enjoyed meeting with you to discuss some of the important issues that we are faced with finding solutions for.

I share the same concerns about our valuable resources: water, the environment and the education of the youth in our district and state.

During my tenure, I have


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GOP Elects Delegates to Quadrennial Convention

The Los Alamos County GOP held its Quadrennial County Convention Thursday evening at the Los Alamos VFW.

The purpose of the County Quadrennial Convention was to elect delegates to the Republican Party of New Mexico Quadrennial Convention to be held June 9 in Albuquerque.

The State Convention will elect delegates to the National GOP Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Newly elected Delegates seated from left, Heather McClenaghan, Marie O’Neill, JoAnn Johnson and standing from left, Bob McClenaghan, Mike Weaver, Bill McKerley and Jordan Redmond. Courtesy/GOP


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Candidates State Their Positions at League Forum

U.S. Congressional District 3 candidates Jefferson Byrd, speaking, and Rick Newton are Republicans running against each other in the June 5 Primary Election. The candidates discussed their positions and fielded questions from the audience and the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos, the nonpartisan organization sponsoring tonight’s Forum. The winner of the June 5 Primary Election will face Democratic incumbent Rep. Ben Ray Lujan in the November General Election. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Monica Zamora and Victor Lopez are running for the New Mexico State Court


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League of Women Voters Forum Draws 11 Candidates, Full Audience, Plenty of Questions

President Barbara Calef of the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos opens tonight’s Candidates’ Forum underway in the Lecture Hall at UNM-Los Alamos. The Forum consists of only those candidates who are in contested races. In laying the ground rules, Calef asked the 11 candidates in attendance to refrain from personal attacks. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

State Sen. Richard Martinez, D-Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties chats with audience members as he awaits his opportunity to participate in tonight’s forum. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost/com


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Public Invited to Meet State Senator Monday

County News:

Sen. Richard Martinez is holding an informal meet and greet session with the public at about 10:30 a.m., Monday at the Coffee Booth in Mari-Mac Shopping Center.

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover and Councilor David Izraelevitz are stopping by the restaurant to visit with Martinez as well.

Martinez is a Democrat representing Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties in the state legislature. He is running for re-election.

Born and raised in New Mexico, Martinez grew up in Guachupangue, a small farming community north of Santa Fe and Espanola.

His education includes


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Campaign Season Becoming More Visible

Volunteers Charlie and Max Hermann place campaign yard signs on a public site in White Rock. Volunteers for County Council Candidate Kristin Henderson distributed more than 60 yard signs on a recent evening in neighborhoods throughout Los Alamos, kicking off a flurry of campaign activity that included the candidate’s Facebook page launch that same day. Photo by Ryn Hermann

Political signs are popping up at a public site near Rocket Park in White Rock. Photo by Ryn Hermann

 


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Early Voting Begins Saturday!

By Carol A. Clark

Voting early begins from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at both the Los Alamos Community Building, 475 20th St. and the White Rock Fire Station #3, 129 N.M.4.

Early voting will continue at both locations 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the following Tuesday, May 22 through Saturday, May 26 and Tuesday, May 29 through Saturday, June 2.

Also, Election Day has never been easier with Voting Convenience Centers (VCC) that will scattered throughout Los Alamos County.

VCC’s are Election Day polling locations available to any registered voter of Los Alamos County regardless of their designated precinct.


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League of Women Voter’s Forum is Thursday

On June 5, New Mexico will hold its 2012 Primary Election. Although many offices will appear on the ballot, only five offices have contested primary races.

In order to inform the electorate about these contests, the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos will host a forum on May 17 at UNM-Los Alamos in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 to introduce the community to the candidates: 

6:30 p.m. – refreshments served / meet the candidates

7 p.m. – forum begins

All 12 candidates have accepted the League’s invitation.

The candidates include:

  • U.S. Congressional District 3 (two Republicans)

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Heinrich Endorsed by ABQ Journal, Las Cruces Sun-News in Democratic Primary

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Martin Heinrich says he wants to work across the aisle to solve problems for New Mexicans and to fight


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Wilson Endorsed by ABQ Journal, Las Cruces Sun-News in GOP Primary

Two major New Mexico newspapers published endorsements Sunday for U.S. Senatorial Candidate Heather Wilson for the June 5 primary election. Courtesy photo 

Editorial: Journal Primary Picks For U.S. Senate

Albuquerque Journal (editorial)

May 13, 2012

http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2012/05/13/opinion/journal-primary-picks-for-us-senate-house.html

Wilson for Senate — Republican

With Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s upcoming retirement, New Mexico will have gone from having two senior members of the U.S. Senate to having none in a short time span. Democratic Sen. Tom Udall is midway


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Kiwanis Democratic Candidates Debate [Audio]

Candidates at right of table, Nathan Hjelm, Pete Sheehey, Ken Johnson and Kristin Henderson listen to a question from Kiwanis member and Teen Center Program Director, Michelangelo Lobato (far left).

Pre-Primary forum at the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos New Mexico recorded May 8, 2012. Los Alamos Council Candidates Kristin Henderson, Ken Johnson and Pete Sheehey. Los Alamos County Clerk Candidate Nathan Hjelm. (22 Min.) Kiwanis will host Republican local candidates at their meeting next Tuesday (May 15th).

 


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Los Alamos Daily Post’s Candidates Forum Spotlights Council Candidates During Thursday’s Live Broadcast

Part 1 (49 mins):

 

Part 2 (30 mins):

 

County Council Candidates from left, Ken Johnson-D, Roger Waterman-R, Pete Sheehey-D, Marc Clay-R, Vincent Chiravalle-R, and Kristin Henderson-D, at Thursday's Los Alamos Daily Post Forum broadcast live in PAC 8 Television. The forum is now podcast on www.ladailypost.com and will remain accessible on the news site through the November General Election. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Council Candidate Roger Waterman-R. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Council Candidate Ken Johnson-D. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Three Seats, Six Candidates, Who Will Best Serve Los Alamos…

The Los Alamos Daily Post is sponsoring a County Council Candidates Forum live from 6-7:30 p.m. today on PAC 8 television (Comcast Cable Channel 8 and streamed online at www.pac8.org.)

The 90-minute Forum is designed to introduce the community to the six candidates running for the three seats coming vacant at the end of this year.  

Marc Clay, Vincent Chiravalle, Kristin Henderson, Ken Johnson, Pete Sheehey and Roger Waterman will speak about their backgrounds, experience and motivations for seeking such an important position in County government.

The candidates also will reveal where


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Los Alamos Daily Post – Candidates Forum Live on PAC 8 at 6 p.m. Thursday

John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon participate in a 1960 presidential debate.

Tune into PAC 8 (on Comcast cable TV channel 8 or online) 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday May 3 for the live “Los Alamos Daily Post – Los Alamos County Council Candidates Forum.”

All six council candidates, including Pete Sheehey, Ken Johnson, Kristin Henderson, Marc Clay, Vincent Chiravalle and Roger Waterman will answer questions on a range of critical topics. 

This forum will afford local citizens an opportunity to learn where each candidate stands on the issues.

The broadcast will be digitally


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