Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) members like you have made it clear over the years that you care deeply about repealing industry-written rules like the Copper Rule and protecting the Gila, New Mexico’s last free-flowing river. These critical debates are playing out in Grant County now. Electing pro-conservation candidates to the Grant County Commission is another way that we can protect our Land of Enchantment, one vote at a time.
We’re pleased to announce CVNM’s endorsements, via our political action committee CVNM Action Fund, for the Grant County Commission. With Trump on a slash and burn campaign against environmental protections, it’s even more important that we have strong leadership all across the state.
While our election work has traditionally been focused on state level offices like the legislature and Public Regulation Commission, we’re excited to continue our local work in Grant County after we successfully supported Commissioners Alicia Edwards and Harry Browne in 2016.
It all boils down to CVNM’s core belief about engaging in elections: when it comes to protecting the air we breathe, the water we drink and the land we all depend on, who we elect matters. New Mexicans know that in order to live in thriving communities, we must take action now. It’s time we elect conservation champions all across the state to make this a reality.
Grant County Commission endorsements:
District 1 – Donald “Jesse” Franklin Owens
Jesse Franklin Owens stands out in this race for his connections to the community in his district and his strong positions on conservation issues. As a board member of the Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP), he has direct experience working on the vital issues surrounding the protection of the Gila River and Gila National Forest that are so important to Grant County communities. Jesse has also been the manager the local food co-op, and has been growing and selling at the local farmers market since 1994, giving him unique insight into local agricultural and water issues.
District 2 – Cindy Renee Provencio
Cindy’s background, training and positions on conservation issues in Grant County make her an exceptional candidate. A native of the mining district, Cindy brings a conservation ethic to the race that is deeply grounded in the values of her community. In her current position with the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance, Cindy has the opportunity to be a link between Grant County communities and the county commission’s role as an advocate for the important cultural and environmental resources that are the Gila River and the Gila National Forest.
Note: CVNM does not endorse in uncontested races. These endorsements are for the primary election only. General election endorsements will be announced after the primary elections.
The deadline to register to vote in the June 5 primary election is Tuesday, May 8 for. Check back often as we will release more endorsements ahead of early voting.
Thank you for being a Conservation Voter!