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)
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Martin Heinrich says he wants to work across the aisle to solve problems for New Mexicans and to fight Read More
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
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 Read More
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).
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 Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
Call is hereby made for the 2012 Quadrennial Los Alamos Republican Convention on Thursday, May 2012, at the Los Alamos VFW, 1793 Deacon St., and for a Los Alamos Central Committee meeting to be held at 7 p.m., immediately preceding the Convention.
Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and doors close promptly at 7 p.m.
All registered Republicans are invited to attend.
The Los Alamos County Central Committee Meeting will start at 7 p.m.
Immediately following, Ward Caucuses will be held to elect ward delegates to the County Quadrennial Convention.
At 7:30 p.m., the LA County Quadrennial Convention
The monthly Los Alamos County GOP meeting will be held at 7 p.m. April 19 in the third floor conference room of the Hill Top House Hotel.
The topics of the meeting will be the new Los Alamos County polling places, Voter Registration training and meeting the GOP candidates running for local offices.
All registered Republicans are invited to attend. Read More
By Carol A. Clark
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of six County Council candidate profiles.
Scientist Peter T. (Pete) Sheehey describes his career at Los Alamos National Laboratory as satisfying but said that he was in a financial position that enables him to accept the Laboratory’s Voluntary Separation Program – “leaving room for younger scientists.” His final day at LANL is April 5.
“This allows me to offer my time and skills to making our government work better for the people of Los Alamos,” said Sheehey who filed to place his name on the June 5 Democratic primary election ballot for Read More
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan spoke to about 45 residents gathered for a fundraiser at the home of Karyl Ann Armbruster Friday night. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Click this link to view a photo gallery from this event:
House District 43 Candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard speaks with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan during Friday’s fundraiser at the home of Karyl Ann Armbruster. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Editor’s Note: Check back for a photo gallery from this event, which will be uploaded Read More
COUNTY CLERK News
Registerd voters assigned to any precinct (1 through 17) may vote at any of the following Voter Convenience Centers (VCC) on Election Day:
- White Rock Fire Station #3, 129 NM State Road 4
- Los Alamos County Community Building, 475 20th Street
- Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Drive
For the 2012 Primary, absentee voting by mail or in person will be available at the County Clerk’s Office located at 2451 Central Avenue, Suite D between May 8th and June 1st from 8 am to 5 pm on Monday through Friday.
Early Voting will be available from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday Read More
Republican candidates Roger Waterman, left, and Marc Clay wish each other luck after filing in the County Clerk’s Office Tuesday for Los Alamos County Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Three Republicans and three Democrats filed their candidacies Tuesday in the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office for three open seats on county council and one Democrat and one Republican filed for county clerk.
With just one candidate per party per seat in this year’s race, the June primary election is essentially a formality because all eight candidates are assured a spot on the Read More
ELECTION 2012 News:
By Carol A. Clark
By 10 a.m. this morning, Republican candidates for county council had all paid their $50 fee and filed to run for one of three available seats.
Roger Waterman arrived first followed by Marc Clay and Vincent Chiravalle filed third.
County Council Chair, Sharon Stover was unable to file in person, but sent a proxy, her husband Steve Girrens. She is seeking the position of County Clerk.
The Clerks Office will draw for ballot position immediately after the filing closes at 5:00 pm.
Check back throughout the day for more news on this developing story. Read More
Longtime Los Alamos resident Marc Clay told the Los Alamos Daily Post this evening that he is running for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council.
“Ever since I went through the Leadership Los Alamos program (2005-2006) I’ve been grooming myself to serve in a leadership position. I’ve taken several obligations off my plate and my family is behind me in this decision,” Clay said. “Through the Leadership Los Alamos program, I’ve gained a well-rounded understanding of the issues and I believe our town really needs ideas to get through these troubling Read More
Roger Waterman. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos native Roger Waterman announced today that he is running for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council.
Waterman is a Republican and partner in TRK Management, a family business.
“I served three terms on council a long time ago and now have more time to spend (on public service),” Waterman said. “I feel that perhaps with my prior experience on council and my business experience, I can bring a healthy perspective to the council.”
Three seats are coming vacant on county council this year.
Councilor Vincent Read More
By Carol A. Clark
Three seats are coming vacant on the Los Alamos County Council and there has been a lot of speculation about who will run and who will not.
To set the record straight – Councilor Vincent Chiravalle announced Thursday night during the Los Alamos Republican Party’s monthly meeting at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel that he is definitely filing Tuesday for re-election.
During interviews with the Los Alamos Daily Post, Council Chair Sharon Stover and Councilor Mike Read More
By Carol A. Clark
Several candidates at today’s GOP Pre-Primary Convention at the Crowne Plaza in Albuquerque were assured top spots on the ballot for the June Primary election.
Longtime local and state Republican Party leader JoAnn Johnson was a delegate at today’s convention.
“About 800 people attended this very well organized event,” said Johnson who is campaign coordinator for U.S. Senatorial candidate Heather Wilson in Los Alamos County. “Lt. Gov. John Sanchez nominated Heather and the entire hall broke out in applause.”
Sanchez recently dropped out of the senate race and threw Read More
Former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., at a Town Hall meeting this week in Los Alamos, today garnered 83 percent of the vote at the State Pre-Primary Convention in Albuqueruqe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
ALBUQUERQUE — Heather Wilson, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, won the New Mexico Republican Pre-Primary Convention by a landslide today, garnering 83 percent of the vote and demonstrating strong grassroots support from the conservative wing of the party.
In failing to get 20 percent of the vote, Wilson’s opponent Las Cruces businessman Greg Soward Read More