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Bill McKerley Files For County Council

on March 11, 2014 - 4:57pm

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

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

Municipal Judge Alan Kirk Files For Re-election

on March 11, 2014 - 11:36am

Judge Alan Kirk files for a fifth term as Los Alamos County Municipal Court judge. Kirk is a Republican and so far will face in the General Election Democrat Paul Martinez who operates the Los Alamos Family Council's Youth Activity Center in Los Alamos and White Rock. Photo by County Clerk Sharon Stover

Susan O'Leary Files For Los Alamos County Council

on March 11, 2014 - 10:45am

Susan O'Leary just filed her candidacy for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council. O'Leary is a Democrat vying for one of four seats coming vacant on the seven-seat Council. 'I am thrilled to be running for County Council in Los Alamos,' O'Leary told the Los Alamos Daily Post. 'I think this is a wonderful community for families and if elected, I would like to participate in making it an even better community for families and will focus on ways to increase government efficiency and increase transparency between the government and community.' Photo by Carol A. Clark/

2015 Budget Proposal Makes Critical Investments in All-Of-The-Above Energy Strategy and Nat'l. Security

on March 11, 2014 - 7:20am

DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz detailed President Barack Obama’s $27.9 billion Fiscal Year 2015 budget request for the Energy Department. Secretary Moniz emphasized the President’s continued commitment to a low-carbon future, improved energy infrastructure resilience, U.S. science and technology leadership and stronger national security.

This budget request represents a 2.6 percent increase above the FY 2014 enacted level, reflecting the importance of the Department’s core focus areas:

  • Energy and Science;
  • Nuclear Security and

Heinrich To Participate In 'All-Nighter' To Urge Action On Climate Change

on March 10, 2014 - 3:58pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Immediately following votes tonight until approximately 9 a.m. ET Tuesday, March 11, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. will join senators from the Senate Climate Action Task Force on the Senate floor to urge action on climate change. A significant number of senators are expected to participate throughout the night. 

"Tonight we will illustrate that climate change is not theoretical and cannot be ignored. We will discuss how sound science can be used to better understand and manage climate impacts.

Bill Signed to Invest $50 Million in Broadband Infrastructure for Public Schools

on March 10, 2014 - 3:18pm


SANTA FE–Gov. Susana Martinez signed Senate Bill 159 (SB159), sponsored by Sen. Jacob Candelaria, D-Bernalillo and co-sponsored by Rep. Mimi Stewart, D-Bernalillo. The bill will allow the Public School Capital Outlay Council (PSCOC) to expend up to $10 million annually for the next five fiscal years, to correct deficiencies in broadband infrastructure in schools statewide.

“This is the single largest state investment in broadband access for public schools. Building our education technology infrastructure provides our kids the platform to succeed,” Candelaria said.

Democrats Nominated At Pre-Primary Convention

on March 10, 2014 - 8:52am

Political newcomer Alan Webber, candidate for governor, emerges in second place from Saturday's Democratic Pre-Primary Convention. Courtesy photo

DPNM News:

More than 1,800 Democrats from across New Mexico came together for Saturday's Pre-Primary Convention at the Route 66 Casino Hotel on Laguna Pueblo to introduce and nominate their 2014 Democratic statewide candidates.

Sen. Howie Morales at Saturday's Pre-Primary Convention. Courtesy/DPNM


Rep. Garcia Richard's End of Session Wrap-Up

on March 10, 2014 - 8:29am
Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard
New Mexico House District 43

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “You may delay, but time will not.” These words ring true as I reflect on the 30-day legislative session and what we were able to accomplish as individuals and a body.