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lonnie sandoval rsLonnie Sandoval, candidate for Sheriff of Grant CountyI have 28½ years of law enforcement experience and am a longtime resident of Grant County. I’ve been married to my wife Anna Maynes, who was born and raised here in Grant County, for 17½ years. I have 5 children, two (2) of whom are grown and have moved away. The other three (3) attend school in the Silver District.

Robert McDonald announces his candidacy:

rays photo 4.2018Ray Tavizon is a long-time resident of Grant County. He was educated in Silver Consolidated Schools and graduated from Western New Mexico University’s Police Academy in 1986.

 In 1985 at age 22, he began his law enforcement career in Lordsburg with the Hidalgo County sheriff’s department. When Lordsburg Police Department was established in 1987, he was hired as a patrolman and a few months later promoted to Assistant Chief of Police as lieutenant. He ran the Lordsburg Police department for 12 years. In 1997, while still serving as the assistant chief of Police, he was honored as the "Officer of the Year."

mary ann sedilloI am writing to announce my candidacy for Grant County Probate Judge for the June 5 Primary Election on the Democrat ticket.

I was born on August 30, 1957 in Silver City, NM. I grew up in Santa Rita; at the age of 12, our family moved to Santa Clara and currently I live in Silver City.

I am married to Alfred Sedillo, manager at Sun-Valley True Value Hardware. My parents are Macario and Margaret Chavez of Santa Clara. I have three sons: Mack Trujillo, a pharmacist with SAM's Club of Mission Hills, California and his daughter Mackenzie, 16; Leo Trujillo, an Assistant Fire Management Officer with the US Forest Service, his wife Alexa and their three children, Brendan, 17, Amaya, 15, and Ahlyia, 13; and James Trujillo, an Environmental Technician with Freeport-McMoRan, his wife Krisann and their two children, Brayden, 10, and Marcus, 7.

provencio photoGrant County, NM --- Cindy Renee has announced her candidacy for County Commissioner, District 2 at various Democratic Party Meetings and events, and she officially filed on March 13. County Commission, District 2, is made up of most of the Mining District where Cindy Renee was raised by her mother, Cynthia Provencio Jones, and Grandparents, David and Mary Provencio. Cindy Renee is a proud graduate of Cobre High. She received a double Bachelor in English and Art, a graduate certificate in Art and completed course work in Sociology at Western New Mexico University before transferring to Texas Woman’s University where she received her Master of Arts in Multicultural Women’s and Gender studies. Cindy Renee has spent most of her professional career at Western New Mexico University while pursuing her undergraduate and graduate degrees; she was the Program Manager of Operations and Special Events at Miller Library until she recently took a position with Upper Gila Watershed Alliance as the Gila Latina Community Organizer to engage and educate the community about Forest Planning.

franklin owensGrant County, NM --- Don “Jesse” Franklin-Owens has formally announced his candidacy for Grant County Commissioner, District 1. District 1 is comprised of approximately 6,000 citizens and includes all of Arenas Valley, the Brewer Hill area of Silver City and the Village of Santa Clara.

Franklin-Owens moved to Grant County in 1978 and received his Bachelor of Academic Studies from Western New Mexico University in 1983 and a Master's in International Montessori Elementary Education in Washington, DC in 1984. Shortly thereafter, Franklin-Owens began work at the Guadalupe Montessori School in Silver City and founded the elementary program in 1984. After close to ten years at the Guadalupe Montessori School, in 1993, Franklin-Owens founded the Meadow Hawk Erdkinder Junior High School, based on Montessori principles. The Erdkinder school was the first of its kind in southern NM and was open from 1993-2010.

On Tuesday, Representative Rodolpho "Rudy" Martinez (D-Dona Ana, Grant, Sierra) announced that he will be seeking re-election in District 39 for the 2018 Election. Martinez completed all of the necessary paperwork and submitted over 200 petition signatures to the Secretary of State today in Santa Fe.Martinez says that the ability to represent District 39, which encompasses various parts of Southern New Mexico including Silver City, Hatch, Las Cruces, Radium Springs and Hillsboro, has been an extreme privilege. "I have been a public servant for most of my life, but the opportunity to represent such a diverse district has been an amazing experience, and one that I would be honored to continue" says Rep. Martinez, who began his term as a Representative in 2007 Martinez went on to say that the best days for New Mexico are ahead of us: "The investments that we are beginning to make in our S

fb img 1521223318379Lee S. Cotter has filed for New Mexico District 39 House seat, running as a Republican.

Leemoved to Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1969. He participated in the Las Cruces United Presbyterian Church and the Boy Scouts of America attaining the Life badge before becoming an active Explorer Scout. He graduated from Las Cruces High School in 1972 and attended New Mexico State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.

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