Elections 2021

This category will provide statements of candidacy from those seeking office in school board, municipal, watershed districts, and soil and water conservation districts.

nick prince photoWhen the Stranger says: "What is the meaning of this city?
Do you huddle close together because you love each other?"
What will you answer? "We all dwell together
To make money from each other"? or "This is a community"?
~ T.S. Eliot, "The Rook" 1934

We are a community of communities in a time of uncertainty, change, and challenge. For now, the rains are plentiful, the price of copper is good, and home prices are up. Beset with seemingly endless construction, Ridge and P.A. roads are a pleasure to drive and cycle on, and the expanded sidewalk and trail system are starting to connect our neighborhoods, and soon, towns. The continuing work of Silver City, and Grant County, shines as an example to, not only, our state, but also our neighboring states and our country. Just look at all the license plates.

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Lonnie L Shoup  Note: The L has no period after it.
Write-in Candidate
Silver City Town Council, District 2

30 + years of combined residency in Silver City with local business ownerships.

Community involvements include:
Habitat for Humanity, original Penny Park construction, forest trails maintenance, Co-Creator of The Signal Peak Challenge Mountain Bike Race.
Tour of the Gila race tech/moto support volunteer, Adaptive Sports Association Winter Instructor. Architectural Design/Planning and Project Management

Advocates for:
• Economic development
• Municipal Infrastructure development
• Recreational development
• Fair, impartial and responsible government

Lonnie L. Shoup
Write in Candidate
Silver City Town Council District 2

david photo bwDavid McCauley is declaring his candidacy for Supervisor Position 3 on the Grant Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors.

David represents the 4th generation of a family which settled in Grant County in 1904. His family has earned its living from the land of Grant County ever since. The family has seen the changes that have occurred in our area over the past 100 years, such as the forming of the Big Ditch and the encroachment of forest into the grasslands of southern New Mexico. The family has learned from land management mistakes of the past. They understand the flood control, erosion and other natural resource issues of Grant County.

doug mirandaI, Doug Miranda, am announcing my candidacy for the Cobre Consolidated School Board Position 3. As your representative on the school board I plan on working with the district superintendent and teachers along with parents to make sure that the student always comes first and foremost on Cobre Consolidated School Board agenda.

I plan on working with my fellow board members to tackle the complicated issues our schools are facing today. I will ensure that the school board is proactive in equipping our students with the technology, classroom environment and educational resources that our students need for successes in today's world.

img 8720My name is Nancy Stephens, and I am running for Grant County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor (Position 3) in the November election.

I grew up in an agricultural community and have always valued connection to the land. My first job was detasseling corn. Sunburned and blistered, I wanted to quit after the first day, but according to my dad, he didn't raise a quitter. The daughter of two public school teachers, I also value education.

I earned a psychology degree from Indiana University. I worked my way through school caring for adults with disabilities and served as chair of our student environmental action coalition. Two memorable projects involved building a giant wire-mesh sphere filled with recyclable materials salvaged from the dumpster and directing a student play (accompanied by a funk band!) based on Dr. Seuss's wonderful book, The Lorax, about the importance of responsible stewardship of our natural environment.