In this category, you will find announcements and photos of candidates for office in November 2022

Grant County Sheriff's Office Lt. Manuel J. Maldonado running for Sheriff as Write-In candidate

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Lt. Manuel J. Maldonado has announced that he is running for Grant County Sheriff as a write-in candidate

He gives instructions on how to vote for him as a write-in candidate.

As you vote your General Election ballot on the Office of the Grant County Sheriff, you will see first Candidate A, second Candidate B, then third in line is Write-In.

Fill in the oval on the Write-In line, then write Manuel J. Maldonado to vote properly for him as your Write-In Democrat Candidate for Grant County Sheriff.

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Gallup Attorney Jeremy Gay to Prioritize Fighting Crime and Stopping Corruption as the Republican Nominee for Attorney General

Experienced Marine Corps officer and prosecutor believes New Mexicans deserve an attorney general "who hasn't been part of the problem and will stand up to violent crime and drug trafficking, while promoting an open and honest government that serves the people's interests."

GALLUP, NM – Last night, Gallup attorney Jeremy Gay – a proud father of six, Marine, and litigator– began the general election as New Mexico's Republican nominee for attorney general. 

"New Mexico is facing a staggering crime crisis, with violent crime out of control and a constant flow of drugs – especially fentanyl – across our southern border that is devastating families throughout our state," said Jeremy. "Add to that the constant attacks we face on our water security and the fact that New Mexicans have lost faith in their government... it's time we elect an attorney general who will fight for our people and our future, and not Santa Fe special interests."

Jeremy will square off against Raúl Torrez, who has seen violent crime rise to record levels on his watch as Bernalillo County District Attorney.

Jeremy's experience includes:

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Raul D. Villanueva announces candidacy for Sheriff

r villanuevaMy name is Raul D. Villanueva. I am a Democratic candidate for the office of Grant County Sheriff. I believe that I am qualified for this position, in part because I have served the citizens of Grant County in law enforcement for nearly three decades.

About ten years of that time has been as the Grant County Sheriff. However, there is more to being sheriff than simply having time in office. I believe that a sheriff should not only be a successful and experienced law enforcement officer, but he or she should be a community leader, a leader who works for the betterment of the county. The sheriff should work with local businesses, he should establish relationships with community agencies and he should actively be involved with activities that affect our children. I was that leader and I will be this leader again once elected.

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Luis Terrazas announces bid for re-election to NM District 39

luis terrazas 2022Silver City – State Representative Luis Terrazas today announced his bid for reelection to the New Mexico House of Representatives District 39. The layout of the district has significantly changed for the House District 39, following the redistricting Special Session in 2021. Despite changes to the district, Rep. Terrazas is confident that he will continue to represent the values and needs of the community.

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