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CVNM Congratulates Stephanie Garcia Richard ... First Woman Land Commissioner In New Mexico History

on November 12, 2018 - 6:01am

CVNM Executive Director Demis Foster

 

CVNM News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) Executive Director Demis Foster congratulates CVNM Action Fund endorsed candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard, who will serve as the next Commissioner of Public Lands.

Commissioner-elect Stephanie Garcia Richard

“Congratulations to Commissioner-elect Stephanie Garcia Richard for becoming the first woman to lead the State Land Office in New Mexico.

New Mexico Congressional Delegation Members Share Veterans Day Sentiments

on November 11, 2018 - 2:30pm

NM Congressional Delegation News:

Today, members of the New Mexico Congressional Delegation issued the following statements in honor of Veterans Day:

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

Today, 100 years since the signing of the armistice ending World War I, we honor the brave men and women from New Mexico and across the United States who have sacrificed to defend our values and protect our freedoms, both at home and abroad.

New Mexicans carry a long and storied tradition of military service.

New Mexico House Democratic Caucus Selects Leadership For 54th Legislature

on November 11, 2018 - 7:26am

New Mexico House Democrats News:
  • Democrats Bring Energy, Unity and Diversity to Lead in State House

SANTA FE – Members of the New Mexico House Democratic Caucus re-elected their leadership Saturday for the 54th Legislature, which will convene in January of 2019. The House Democrats leadership team is one the most diverse in the country, reflecting a diverse caucus that will now be at least 50 percent women.

House Democrats nominated Speaker Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) to again lead as Speaker of the House.

County Releases Official 2018 General Election Results

on November 10, 2018 - 7:13am

Canvass Committee members from left, Cathy Walters, Robyn Schultz and Jeff (Scott) Brown Friday afternoon at the at the County Municipal Building. Courtesy photo

County Clerk Naomi Maestas, Chief Clerk Adrianna Ortiz, Elections Manager Gloria A. Maestas, Senior Deputy Clerk Francella Montoya, Deputy Clerk Victoria L. Martinez and Office Specialist Jordan Duran on election day at the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office has completed the required canvass process to certify and finalize the results of the Nov.

An Open Letter To The Community Of Los Alamos

on November 9, 2018 - 9:44am

The Los Alamos Jewish Center, 2400 Canyon Road. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Jewish Center News:

The Los Alamos Jewish Center would like to sincerely thank all members of the Los Alamos community who attended the candlelight vigil at Ashley Pond on Thursday, Nov. 1, to honor the memories of the 11 Jews murdered in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Penn.

We are also grateful to our co-sponsors, the other houses of worship in our Canyon Road neighborhood, for showing their support during a difficult time.

Judge Pat Casados: Thank You Los Alamos!

on November 9, 2018 - 8:30am
Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados with her husband Jeff waiting for election returns Tuesday evening at the Municipal Building. Casados won re-election with 5,944 votes. Her opponent James Rickman received 3,461 votes. Photo by Carol A Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By JUDGE PAT A. CASADOS
Los Alamos Magistrate Court
 
Citizens of Los Alamos,
 
Thank you so much for the honor of serving as your Magistrate Judge for another term. It is such a privilege to serve.
 
I want to thank the voters. It was such a joy to see all the people in Los Alamos who care about the election.

Letter To The Editor: Congrats To County Clerk’s Office

on November 9, 2018 - 7:03am
By JOANN JOHNSON
Los Alamos
 
Congratulations to the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office for an outstanding job on Election Day.
 
I went to the Golf Course about 8 a.m. At that time, there were more than 20 voters in line. Because the voting place was well staffed and had plenty of voting booths it still only took 15 minutes to cast my vote.
 
Thanks to our County Clerk Naomi Maestas and her staff for a job well done.

Honoring Victims Of Tragedy In Thousand Oaks

on November 8, 2018 - 10:57am

President issues proclamation honoring victims of the tragedy in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Courtesy photo

From the Office of the Governor:

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez this morning released a proclamation issued by the President of the United States of America honoring the victims of the shooting tragedy in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Proclamation:  

As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated in Thousand Oaks, California, on November 7, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United

Democrats Dominate Los Alamos County Midterms

on November 8, 2018 - 10:47am
Winning candidates celebrate their election victory Tuesday night at UnQuarked in Central Park Square. From left, James Robinson and Randall Ryti (County Council), Elizabeth Allen (Municipal Judge), Christine Chandler (House Dist. 43) Sara Scott (County Council) and Pat Casados (Magistrate Judge). Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Voter turnout for the 2018 midterm election Tuesday in Los Alamos County neared the 2016 Presidential election year level.

Thank You Los Alamos! Thank You District 43!

on November 8, 2018 - 9:50am
By Rep.-Elect Christine Chandler
House Dist. 43
 
In the 11 months since I announced my candidacy for the New Mexico House of Representatives, I have been privileged to meet many extraordinary people from across the district: people with busy lives raising and educating children, caring for parents and working hard to make a living.

Meet & Greets, rodeo parades, fiestas, community clean-up days and breakfasts gave me a window into the lives of people who will soon be my constituents.

I also learned through thousands of phone calls and door knocks that many of us care about the same

Udall Statement On Firing Of AG Jeff Sessions

on November 8, 2018 - 9:42am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) released the following statement after President Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions:
 
“Any effort to obstruct or terminate the special counsel’s investigation would precipitate a crisis for our constitution and our republic. Unfortunately, the American people have every reason to fear that the president’s firing of Attorney General Sessions represents an attempt to interfere with the investigation into the Trump campaign.

Governor-Elect Lujan Grisham Announces Sen. Jeff Bingaman As Transition Chair

on November 8, 2018 - 7:27am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham held her first press conference as governor-elect Wednesday afternoon.
 
The gov-elect announced her transition chair, director and website. Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-NM, will serve as chair of her tranisition team.
 
New Mexicans interested in serving in state government should visit the transition website at https://www.govelectlujangrisham.com/
 
Watch the full video of the press conference here https://www.facebook.com/mlujangrisham/videos/191744045041257/.

New Mexico Statewide 2018 Midterm Absentee, In-Person And Election Day Voter Turnout Results

on November 8, 2018 - 7:15am
STATE News:
 
The New Mexico Secretary of State's Office has released the statewide Absentee, In-Person and Election Day voter turnout results for Tuesday's 2018 Midterm Elections.
 
Key to Abbreviations:
 
  • DEM = Democratic Party of New Mexico
  • DTS = Decline to State (i.e. “Independents”)
  • LIB = Libertarian Party of New Mexico
  • REP = Republican Party of New Mexico
  • OTH = All other minor political parties
 
2018 Statewide Absentee, In-Person, and Election Day Voter Turnout
County
Party
Absentee
In Person
Election Day
Total Voted
Bernalillo
DEM
10625
81583
32919
125127
Bernalillo
REP
8790
44557
20970
74317

Luján Announces Run For Asst. Democratic Leader

on November 7, 2018 - 3:33pm

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján:

Washington, D.C.  Today, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced his bid for Assistant Democratic Leader in the 116th Congress. In a letter to his colleagues, Congressman Luján outlined his vision for the next Congress.

“To succeed, we must welcome ideas from all corners of our Caucus. To protect our majority and hold the Trump administration and Congressional Republicans accountable, we must bring our vision directly to the American people, listen to their concerns, and show them how we are working for them.”

Rep.

Los Alamos Elects New Sheriff: Joe Granville

on November 7, 2018 - 10:56am

Democrat Joseph Granville filing in March for the position of Los Alamos County Sheriff has won the office by a large margin in the 2018 General Election.

New Mexico Elects Stephanie Garcia Richard Of Los Alamos Its Commissioner Of Public Lands

on November 7, 2018 - 10:05am

New Mexico has elected Stephanie Garcia Richard of Los Alamos to serve as New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands in a vote of 340,585 (50.76%) over opponent Patrick Lyons who garnered 291,663 votes (43.47%) in Tuesday’s 2018 General Election. On stage giving her acceptance speech Tuesday night at Hotel Albuquerque, Garcia Richard will go down in history as the state's first woman Land Commissioner. Garcia Richard told the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning, ‘I am so gratified to have had the opportunity to represent this community and get my start in public service here.

Unofficial Results: 2018 General Election - Los Alamos

on November 6, 2018 - 9:49pm

House District 43:
  • Democrat Christine Chandler 6,110
  • Republican Lisa Shin 3,945

County Council:

  • Democrat Sara Scott 5,614
  • Democrat David Izraelevitz 4,999
  • Democrat James Robinson 4,536
  • Democrat Randall Ryti 4,235
  • Republican John Bliss 4,016
  • Republican Dawn Trujillo Voss 3,876
  • Republican Brady Burke 3,750
  • Libertarian Helen Milenski 3,486

Sheriff:

  • Democrat Joseph Granville 4,405
  • Republican James Whitehead 2,413
  • Libertarian Chris Luchini 1,472
  • Independent Greg White 1,242

Municipal Judge:

  • Democrat Elizabeth Allen 5,269
  • Republican Alan Kirk 4,641

Magistrate Judge:

  • Democrat Pat Casados 5,944

SGR Is Currently Ahead In Land Commissioner Race

on November 6, 2018 - 9:31pm

Land Commissioner candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard of Los Alamos is at the election night watch party at the Hotel Albuquerque speaking to various media outlets as the returns roll in. Courtesy photo

Preliminary Unofficial Results For Statewide Races

on November 6, 2018 - 9:13pm

Preliminary unofficial results for governor and secretary of state races with 10 of 1492 precincts fully reporting. Screen Shot/LADP

Watch Live Streaming Of Election Returns At Municipal Building On The Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook Page

on November 6, 2018 - 8:40pm

Screen shot of County Council candidate Brady Burke being interviewed with live streamimg on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page. Council candidate Sara Scott will be interviewed next followed by incumbent Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados and other candidates.

Scenes From Election Night At Municipal Building

on November 6, 2018 - 8:19pm

Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas tapes early voting totals to a board in the Municipal Building. Total absentee and early voting ballots cast in the 2018 General Election is 10,423. The Clerk's Office is tallying absentee and today's votes. The early returns show the ranking in the Council race with Sara Scott in the lead followed by incumbent David Izraelevitz, James Robinson and Randall Ryti. In the sheriff's race Joe Grandville has the early voter lead followed at quite a distance by James Whitehead, Chris Luchini and Greg White. In the early returns for Dist.

Election Day Scenes Around Los Alamos Today

on November 6, 2018 - 6:25pm

County Clerk Naomi Maestas, Chief Clerk Adrianna Ortiz, Elections Manager Gloria A. Maestas, Senior Deputy Clerk Francella Montoya, Deputy Clerk Victoria L. Martinez and Office Specialist Jordan Duran are all smiles this afternoon and ready for election night at the Municipal Building. The polls close at 7 p.m. today. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Poll workers Ysabel Meana and Paul Grubel and Presiding Judge Linda Fox on the job this afternoon at the Vote Center in Council Chambers at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building where voter turnout has been steady. Photo by Carol A.

Letter To The Editor: Election Season...

on November 6, 2018 - 7:23am
By CHARLENE FOLSOM
White Rock
 
An otherwise typical boring election season has at least given us some humor in the sheriff's race. In forums and their own articles, three of the candidates have stated they don't want the office and the 4th thinks being a security guard will make him a good sheriff.
 
The Democrat has said he voted to eliminate the office and now wants to run it. Must be related to Rick Perry. The Republican told the Kiwanis Club flat out he didn't want to be sheriff. And the Libertarian started his campaign telling the Daily Post he would resign if elected.
 
The

Important Election Day Information

on November 6, 2018 - 6:40am
Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE As part of Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver’s commitment to ensuring the public and press have the information they need for Election Day 2018, her office is providing the following reminders, information and links.
 
Election Day
 
Election Day is today, Tuesday Nov. 6, 2018 and polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (MST) throughout New Mexico.
 
Absentee Ballots
 
Eligible voters may return their completed absentee ballot to the appropriate county clerk’s office or to any Election Day polling location before

Election Day 2018 Is Here - Polls Open 7 a.m. To 7 p.m.

on November 6, 2018 - 6:20am

Today is Election Day 2018 and four Vote Centers are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Los Alamos County. The three Vote Centers in Los Alamos include Council Chambers at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave., in the Downstairs Classroom at the Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row and in the Multi-purpose Room at the Los Alamos County Golf Course, 4244 Diamond Dr. In White Rock the Vote Center is in the Conference Training Room at the White Rock Town Hall, 139 Longview Dr. Vote Centers are open to any registered voter of Los Alamos County regardless of assigned precinct.

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