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Los Alamos Political Leaders Cross Party Lines

on March 13, 2014 - 7:44am

Longtime Los Alamos Republican Party leader JoAnn Johnson shared a friendly hug and jovial conversation with longtime Los Alamos Democratic Party leader George Chandler when the two bumped into each other Tuesday in the County Clerk's Office. They had each stopped in to check the status of who had filed for office. 'I've known George for years and even though we belong to different parties, I think the world of him,' Johnson said. Johnson is serving her final year as Los Alamos County Assessor before she term limits out.

Governor Signs $6.15 Billion State Budget

on March 12, 2014 - 11:34am

Gov. Susana Martinez

STATE News:

RIO RANCHO Gov. Susana Martinez signed New Mexico’s Fiscal Year 2015 State Budget Tuesday, a bipartisan compromise that enacts several initiatives to increase New Mexico’s healthcare workforce, invests in key job creation efforts, and expands education reform initiatives as a means of getting more education dollars into the classroom to help struggling students and schools. 

As signed, the $6.15 billion budget increases state spending by 4.3 percent over the current fiscal year.

Garcia Richard At White Rock Senior Center Thursday

on March 12, 2014 - 9:37am
Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard
 
WRSC News:
 
New Mexico Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard is speaking at the White Rock Senior Center at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13.
 
The public is welcome to attend this talk and encouraged to ask questions concerning the recent Legislative session.

Vincent P. Chiravalle files for State Representative Dist. 43

on March 11, 2014 - 8:38pm

Former Los Alamos County Councilor Vincent P. Chiravalle filed for State Representative District 43 today at the Secretary of State's Office in Santa Fe. Chiravalle will face fellow Republican Geoff Rodgers in the June 3 Primary Election. The winner of that race will face Democrat Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard in the November General Election. Chiravalle said that he believes in core Republican principles and wants to apply common sense conservative solutions that put state government on the side of our citizens - adding that he has a proven track record of fighting for the needs of working

Clerk Selects Ballot Order For Candidates

on March 11, 2014 - 8:27pm

Candidates, supporters and County staff in the Clerk's Office just after 5 p.m. as County Clerk Sharon Stover draws names to determine each candidate's position on the Ballot. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE News:

Ballot placement for June 3 Primary Election:

County Council Democratic Candidates:

1 - Edward R. Birnbaum

2 - Michael D. Redondo

3 - David Izraelevitz

4 - Andrea S. Cunningham

5 - Mary Susan O'Leary

County Council Republican Candidates:

1 - James T. Chrobocinski

2 - John L. Bliss

3 - Billy J. McKerley

4 - Rick L. Reiss

County Assessor

James Chrobocinski Files For Council

on March 11, 2014 - 5:12pm

James Chrobocinski files for Los Alamos County Council as his assistant Carrie Montoya Pegg, treasurer Kevin Holsapple and brother Randy Foster look on. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladaily/post.com

Blair Redmond Files For Magistrate Judge

on March 11, 2014 - 5:04pm

Republican Blair Redmond files for Los Alamos County Magistrate judge as her husband Cpl. Jordan Redmond looks on. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Bill McKerley Files For County Council

on March 11, 2014 - 4:57pm

Republican Bill McKerley Files For County Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Abe Dispennette Files For County Assessor

on March 11, 2014 - 4:38pm

Republican Abe Dispennette just filed for Los Alamos County Assessor and will run against Democrat Ken Milder in the General Election if other candidates file before the deadline in the next 25 minutes. Dispennette owns Abe Dispennette State Farm Agency. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Karyl Ann Armbruster Files For Public Education Commission District 4

on March 11, 2014 - 3:29pm

Democrat Karyl Ann Armbruster filed for Public Education Commission Dist. 4 today. Armbruster was required to submit 272 Democratic signatures and submitted 388 signatures to qualify for the November ballot. She served 39 years of her professional life in public education, as president of the American Federation of Teachers 2002-2008 and is an active member of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, League of Women Voters and Northern New Mexico Central Labor Council. Courtesy photo

Rep. Garcia Richard Submits Over 450 Petition Signatures

on March 11, 2014 - 3:25pm

Today, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard made her re-election campaign official when she filed all appropriate paperwork to qualify for the November ballot. 'I am excited to submit over 450 signatures of registered voters spanning all four of the counties that create House District 43,' Garcia Richard said. 'I have worked tirelessly for the residents of our district and the outpouring of support shown from voters spanning the entire political spectrum, proves just that.

Los Alamos Senior Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz Wins Espanola Council Seat

on March 11, 2014 - 2:50pm

Los Alamos County Senior Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz won a seat last Tuesday on the Espanola City Council. Ortiz has worked in the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office for 12 years and told the Los Alamos Daily Post today that she has had a desire to serve in public office for quite some time. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Appointed Probate Judge Christine Chandler Files For Election

on March 11, 2014 - 2:35pm

Democrat Christine Chandler, checking the county map, officially filed her candidacy for the office of probate judge earlier today. The Los Alamos County Council appointed Chandler, a longtime Los Alamos attorney, to fill the remaining months of probate judge after Ellen Hong left the office in 2013. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Ken Milder Files For Los Alamos County Assessor

on March 11, 2014 - 2:17pm

Democrat Ken Milder filed this morning for Los Alamos County Assessor and just stopped back at the County Clerk's Office to sign a final form. Milder is a former County Councilor. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rick Reiss Files For Council Race

on March 11, 2014 - 2:01pm

Appointed Los Alamos County Councilor Rick Reiss just filed to serve four more years on the Los Alamos County Council. Reiss said. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost

Geoff Rodgers Files For NM House Dist. 43

on March 11, 2014 - 1:51pm

Los Alamos County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers with his son Jason, 6, filed this morning at the Secretary of State's Office in Santa Fe for Dist. 43 House of Representatives on the Republican ticket. Dist. 43 encompasses Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Sandoval counties. Rodgers faces former Los Alamos Councilor Vincent Chiravalle in the June 3 Primary Election. The winner of that race will challenge Democrat Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard in the November General Election. 'I've attached a pic of me filing for office.

John Bliss Files For County Council

on March 11, 2014 - 1:42pm

Republican John Bliss filed a few moments ago for Los Alamos County Council. Bliss has lived in Los Alamos since 1997 and worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory since then in several leadership positions within the safety and radiation protection programs. Bliss was raised in Detroit, Mich., and earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University before beginning his active duty career. He chose to live in Los Alamos after 22 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Service Corps.

Magistrate Judge Pat Casados Files For Re-election

on March 11, 2014 - 1:34pm

Los Alamos County Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados, a Democrat, filed this morning for a fourth term on the bench. Courtesy/County Clerk's Office

Michael Redondo Files For Council

on March 11, 2014 - 12:59pm

Democrat Michael Redondo has filed for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Paul Martinez Files For Municipal Judge

on March 11, 2014 - 12:54pm

Democrat Paul Martinez, with County Clerk Sharon Stover,  filed for Los Alamos County Municipal Court judge. Martinez is challenging Republican Municipal Judge Alan Kirk who filed this morning for a fifth term. Courtesy/County Clerk's Office

David Izraelevitz Files For Council Race

on March 11, 2014 - 12:40pm

Appointed County Councilor David Izraelevitz with County Clerk Sharon Stover has officially filed for Council this afternoon at the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office. Izraelevitz is a Democrat. 'It's been a real privilege and a lot of fun to serve as a councilor over the last three years, and it has been a real education,' Izraelevitz said. 'We have made much progress, but there are still many important issues that we need to address. I look forward to a good community discussion on these issues, and  I hope to be able to continue to help our county along this positive path.' Photo by Carol A.

Jaret McDonald Files For Sheriff's Race

on March 11, 2014 - 12:30pm

Jaret McDonald, left, filed his candidacy for Los Alamos County Sheriff a few moments ago and was joined by from left, his wife Jennifer, treasurer/campaign manager Camille Montoya and supporters Mark Voss and Karl Thomas. McDonald is a Republican running against Democrat incumbent Marco Lucero. 'I am extremely proud and grateful to have this opportunity to run for sheriff.' he said. 'I look forward to serving the residents of Los Alamos and White Rock well. I have been amazed at the show of support by residents for my candidacy.

Sheriff Marco Lucero Files For Re-election

on March 11, 2014 - 12:21pm

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero has filed in the County Clerk's Office his candidacy to run for re-election. Lucero is a Democrat. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Ed Birnbaum Files For County Council

on March 11, 2014 - 12:02pm

Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover presents Democrat Ed Birnbaum, who just filed for Council, an information packet that her office has prepared for each candidate. Birnbaum told the Los Alamos Daily Post why he decided to enter the race. 'When I made the decision to retire from my position as a university professor and department chair at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and move back to New Mexico in 2012, I also made the decision to give back to my new community... Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Andrea Cunningham Files For County Council

on March 11, 2014 - 11:47am

Democrat Andrea Cunningham files for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council. 'As a resident of Los Alamos for 22 years, I was honored when both Republicans and Democrats encouraged me to run for County Council,' Cunningham said. 'While we have made great strides in many areas, there are still longstanding opportunities for improvement that exist...' Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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