Politics

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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