Democratic candidates for Los Alamos County Council participating Monday, May 4 in a League of Women Voters Candidate Forum. From top left, LWV member Lynn Jones, League Moderator Barbara Calef, and candidates Denise Derkacs, Greg White, Sean Williams and Rodney Roberson. Courtesy/LWV
Republican candidates for CD3 participating April, 30 in a League of Women Voters Candidate Forum. From top left, LWV member Lynn Jones, League Moderator Ellen Mills, and candidates Alexis Johnson, Harry Montoya and Angela Morales. Courtesy/LWV
The Los Alamos League of Women Voters recently held three online forums for all candidates with opposition running for seats in the June 2 Primary Election.
Access all of these forums at http://lwvlosalamos.org
“In America, the democratic process cannot be curtailed because of a virus,” League Co-President Barbara Calef said. “Each of us still has the right and responsibility to choose our leadership through an informed vote.”
Forums available for viewing:
- Wednesday, April 29: The seven Congressional District 3 Democratic candidates spoke. (This is the seat held by Ben Ray Luján, who is running for the senate seat being vacated by our long-term U.S. Sen. Tom Udall.)
- Thursday, April, 30: The four Republican candidates running for Congressional District 3 spoke, or had prepared statements read aloud.
- Monday, May 4: Candidates with opposition in the primary for Los Alamos County Council, State Senate District 5, District Attorney for the 1st Judicial District and Public Regulatory Commission District 3 spoke.
For additional information before voting, access the 2020 Primary Voter Guide to find out who is running and their views on important issues. Visit http://lwvlosalamos.org
This Primary Voter Guide also was inserted recently in the Los Alamos Daily Post and distributed around town.
To determine whether you are registered to vote and that your party affiliation is correct, visit www.nmvote.org to be sure you are eligible to vote in the primary. Only voters registered as Democrats, Republicans or Libertarians are eligible to vote in this primary. Primary election day in New Mexico is Tuesday, June 2.
“We recommend voting by absentee ballot, but if you wish to vote in person, the polls are now open in the Municipal Building,” Calef said.
For information about the candidates in other parts of the state or around the nation, check out the National League of Women Voters guide to the entire country at https://www.vote411.org/
“For a hundred years the League of Women Voters has been working to educate voters about candidates and issues,” Calef said. “For every election, the Los Alamos League has held forums so that voters can meet candidates, hear their positions, and understand how government works. The COVID-19 pandemic has impeded voters from meeting the candidates face-to-face. Nevertheless, the LWV continues its unceasing commitment to informing voters.”
Democratic candidates for CD3 participating April 29 in a League of Women Voters Candidate Forum. From top left, LWV member Lynn Jones, League Moderator Barbara Calef, and candidates Kyle Tisdel, John Blair, Laura Montoya, Joseph Sanchez, Valerie Plame, Marco Serna and Teresa Leger Fernandez. Courtesy/LWV