The community turned out in a big way for Wednesday evening’s League of Women Voters of Los Alamos Primary Candidate’s Forum at Fuller Lodge. Candidates in contested positions for the June 3 primary election participated, with the exception of Rep. Ben Ray Lujan who sent a statement that was read at the event. Robert Blanch, Lujan’s Democratic opponent for the 3rd Congressional District seat spoke at the event. The five Democratic candidates for County Council, two Republican candidates for Dist. 43 House of Representatives and three judges for District Court Division 6 participated. Check the Los Alamos Daily Post later for a full report on the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The organization does not support or oppose any political party or candidate.
The League of Women Voters has two separate and distinct roles. Voters Service/Citizen Education – presenting unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process and issues. Action/Advocacy – the organization is nonpartisan, but, after study, uses its positions to advocate for or against particular policies in the public interest.
The League is guided by the principles of the League of Women Voters, the bylaws of the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos, and by national, state and local positions adopted after study of the issues.