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Four vying for Senate District 39 nomination

By Steve Terrell | The New Mexican Four Democrats are competing in the June 7 primary for the nomination to replace former Sen. Phil Griego, who resigned last year in the midst of an ethics scandal. Three of the candidates in Senate District 39 — Liz Stefanics, Mike Anaya and Hugh Ley — were two-term 


Conservation Voters NM endorses area politicos

By Bernie Dotson | Sun Correspondent SANTA FE – Conservation Voters New Mexico, a Santa Fe-based political nonprofit, is formally endorsing incumbents Benny Shendo, D-Jemez Pueblo, of the New Mexico Senate, and, D. Wonda Johnson, D-Church Rock, of the state’s House of Representatives, officials announced May 10. “(CVNM) continues its efforts to build a strong 


Power plant decision looms large in PRC contest

By Steve Terrell | The New Mexican The only contested race for a seat on the state Public Regulation Commission is a rematch, and the challenger is hitting the incumbent hard with allegations of being deferential to New Mexico’s largest utility company. Karen Montoya Age: 51 Party: Democrat Education: Graduated from Del Norte High School, 


Jemez incumbent faces Navajo opponent

By Deborah Baker | Journal Staff Writer SANTA FE – The huge swath of northwestern New Mexico that makes up Senate District 22 is largely Indian country, and the Democratic primary race this year features an incumbent from Jemez Pueblo and a Navajo challenger. Sen. Benny Shendo, D-Jemez Pueblo, who is wrapping up his first, 


Julia Goldberg interviews Ben Shelton

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CVNMAF Endorses in Three Grant County Commission Races

Grant County Beat Santa Fe, NM – Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), via its coordinated political action committee CVNM Action Fund (CVNMAF), continues its efforts to build a strong political voice for our air, land and water by endorsing candidates who will work for resilient New Mexico families and sustainable communities. CVNMAF has endorsed three 


Conservation Voters New Mexico Action Fund Endorses Slate of Pro-Conservation candidates for primary election

Grant County Beat Santa Fe, NM – Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), via its coordinated political action committee CVNM Action Fund (CVNMAF), continues its efforts to build a strong political voice for our air, land and water by endorsing candidates who will work for resilient New Mexico families and sustainable communities. CVNMAF has endorsed a 


Conservation Voters New Mexico Announces Endorsements

KRWG Commentary: Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), via its coordinated political action committee CVNM Action Fund (CVNMAF), continues its efforts to build a strong political voice for our air, land and water by endorsing candidates who will work for resilient New Mexico families and sustainable communities. CVNMAF has endorsed a slate of eight state House of 


Santa Fe couple give $100,000 to environmental PAC

Thomas J. Cole | UpFront, Albuquerque Journal A former health care industry executive and his wife donated $100,000 to the political action committee of a New Mexico environmental group. The contribution is the largest made by individuals this election year, according to the secretary of state’s Campaign Finance Information System. Barrett Toan and his wife,