Letter To The Editor: Sharon Stover Is Best Choice

Los Alamos

Sharon Stover is running against the incumbent in the New Mexico House race for District 43. Often an argument for retaining an incumbent is because of his or her connections. In the present case, Sharon has far more contacts than the present incumbent.

As County Council Chair, Sharon worked closely with Gov. Martinez during and after the 2011 fire. Sharon served as president of the New Mexico Association of Counties. She served on the North Central Economic Development District Executive Committee with four current New M exicoLegislators. This important committee, among many other activities, administers most of the senior centers statewide including the Los Alamos Senior Center. As County Council chair and vice chair, she has worked with our congressional delegation. Sharon is a graduate of Leadership New Mexico, an organization that brings young leaders throughout the State together to go through in an intensive course to understand New Mexico strengths and to resolve weaknesses.

In our county, Sharon served on the Council for over 10 years. During the 2000 fire she organized the tree of 50 telephones that kept evacuees and our friends and relatives informed. Sharon helped organize Leadership Los Alamos, which has acquainted county leaders with all aspects of our County. She chaired the local Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and then the State Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. Sharon has been active in the Historical Society. She has championed our schools, which educated her daughter and son through grades K-12.

Sharon knows and has worked with many more people that influence our district than the present incumbent who is a relative newcomer to District 43. No one knows the district and Los Alamos County better than Sharon Stover. We need to vote for her to get stronger representation in Santa Fe.