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Elections 2020

This will feature announcements of candidacy of people running for office in 2020, which includes statewide, district, county and municipal elections. 

yvette herrellYvette Herrell, who is running for the New Mexico congressional District 2 House seat, spoke to the Beat recently.

When asked what was the first thing she would tackle, if elected to Congress, Herrell said: "There are so many important things to do for the second congressional district. We must safely start up the economy again. We must push the tools that our small businesses need; for example, continue to expand tax cuts and continue to cut overburdensome regulations. I personally would like to see the Wilderness Study Areas removed, so that our ranchers would have access to the land for grazing. But what we need to be doing is allowing our small businesses to open their doors getting people back to work, to increase our oil and gas production which would push the unemployment rate down. Government should allow businesses to make their own decisions for their customers and communities.

billy 5543Gerald W. "Billy" Billings has announced his candidacy to run again for Grant County Commission District 4. He is serving on the Commission at present and wishes to retain his seat. Below you can read his platform.

He asks for your vote early, by absentee ballot or in person on Nov. 3, 2020.

alcornMarilyn J Alcorn officially announced her candidacy as the Democratic Candidate for the District 4 County Commission seat on Saturday February 29, 2020 and will appear on the November 3rd general election ballot.

Marilyn Alcorn has lived in many geographical regions of the United States and feels this gives her a unique perspective and approach to a variety of different issues. Marilyn and her husband moved here permanently in 2009 after she retired from teaching elementary classroom and special education in Central, Oregon.

jim foy grayJim Foy, the current Sixth Judicial District Judge in Division III in Grant, Luna and Hidalgo counties, announces his candidacy for the position. Judge Foy was born in Silver City and raised in Bayard. He attended St. Mary's Academy, graduated from Cobre High School in 1979, graduated from Creighton University in 1983 and graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1986. In October 1986, Judge Foy joined the New Mexico Bar and started his career as a licensed New Mexico attorney. "I was fortunate to be able to move back to Grant County and to help people with their problems." Foy said.

perkinsprofile copyperkinsandflag copySeventeen years ago, Maria and I came to southwestern New Mexico to start my career in law and to start our family. We have been blessed to be a part of this wonderful community—a community that has given our family so much.

As an attorney in a private law firm in Silver City, I have had the opportunity to serve residents of Grant, Luna, and Hidalgo counties by counseling with them, giving advice, preparing legal documents, and representing them in court. I am now seeking another opportunity to serve the community as District Judge.

tomshelley.jpegI am running for the office of Grant County Commissioner District 5 and asking for the support of my fellow county residents of District 5 (Southern portion of Silver City, Tyrone, and west Rosedale areas).

I fully support the U.S. and NM Constitutions. I love and respect our amazing law enforcement, first responders, and military and the valor they display in fulfilling their dedication to the Constitution. I appreciate our county employees for doing so much with very little. I also appreciate the commitment of our health care workers in these challenging times.

rebecca dowRebecca Dow announced today that she will be seeking re-election to represent the residents of New Mexico House District 38. Dow was first elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives in 2016 and has since served with a passion for growing economic opportunities and improving educational o

I was not elected to follow a partisan agenda but to keep livelihoods, values, and constitutional rights firmly intact," said Dow. "It's been an honor to serve my community in this capacity, but I'm nowhere near done. Last session, far left progressives threw their constituents aside in favor of their liberal agenda. Going into a re-election campaign, I want to be clear – I'm not backing down from the fight for Second Amendment rights, for more support for local control in our schools rather than a one-size-fits-all patch-job, and for more jobs instead of more regulations. I'm energized to continue fighting even harder for the residents of the 38th district in Santa Fe."

kerry morrispictureKerry Morris is an Albuquerque attorney and former prosecutor at the Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office. Morris has practiced law for nearly 40 years, representing thousands of individuals, small businesses, the State of New Mexico, insurance companies, and other parties.

Morris has handled cases involving accidents, insurance, probate/wills/estate planning real estate, contracts, corporate law, and other areas. He has prosecuted a variety of criminal cases, including homicide, fraud, drunken driving, and narcotics.