This is where you will read announcements of those running for office in Grant County in 2024

Eddie M. Flores announces candidacy for Grant County Commissioner, Dist. 4

eddie floresEddie M. Flores has announced his candidacy as a Republican for Grant County Commissioner, District 4.

Flores is a lifelong resident of Grant County and attended Silver schools. After graduation Flores attended the Western New Mexico University police academy in 1985 and after completing the academy started his law enforcement career with the Silver City Police department. In 1990 Flores was accepted into the 49th New Mexico State Police academy in Santa Fe, NM. After graduation from the State police academy Flores was assigned to Datil, NM for one year before being transferred to Silver City. During his tenure with the State Police Flores was an Emergency Response Officer for hazardous materials and served as a member and later the Commander for the New Mexico State Police Honor Guard.

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Gabrielle "Gabby" Begay has announced her candidacy as a Democrat for New Mexico House of Representatives, District 39.

gabby1 1Gabrielle "Gabby" Begay has announced her candidacy as a Democrat for New Mexico House of Representatives, District 39.

Begay is a lifelong resident of Grant County. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Western New Mexico University, and while a student there was appointed to the Board of Regents. Begay received her Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning from the University of the Southwest. Gabby has worked as an educator for the past 5 years and is currently a 1st Grade teacher at Jose Barrios Elementary. She also has completed fellowships with National Teach Plus and New Mexico Teach Plus which focus on education policy and advocacy work in education.

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Phil Schoenberg Announces Candidacy for County Commissioner

image phil portfolio small head shotSILVER CITY, NM -- Phillip Schoenberg has announced his candidacy for Grant County Commissioner, District 5.

Phil has lived in New Mexico for 16 years. He moved to Grant County in 2017 with his wife Amanda and children Madeline and Robert Fulton to begin a position as Assistant Professor at Western New Mexico University. He quickly fell in love with the special place that is Grant County.

For Phil, running for County Commissioner is another way he can serve our community.

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Connie Holguin announces candidacy for Grant County Clerk

connie holguinConnie Holguin, Grant County Chief Deputy Clerk, a Democrat, has announced her candidacy for the office of Grant County Clerk. Experience and innovation are components of her candidacy as she continues to work towards improving to make the office of the County Clerk constituent-friendly and an elections leader in the State of New Mexico.

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Nancy Stephens announces run for Grant County Commissioner

stephens photoNancy L. Stephens has announced her candidacy for Grant County Commissioner, District 3.

Stephens has been living in Silver City for 17 years, where she and her husband Brian are raising their two school-aged children. Stephens earned her Master of Social Work degree from New Mexico State University and has worked as a clinical social worker for the past 20 years. She currently is a school social worker at Aldo Leopold (public) Charter School and is also Executive Director for the Imagination Library of Grant County, a nonprofit promoting early literacy.

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Hernandez Announces Campaign for Grant County Clerk

photo randy hernandezDear Grant Countians:

My name is Randy J. Hernandez and I am excited to announce my candidacy to run for Grant County Clerk.

About Me
I am a native Grant Countian and have deep roots in this community and I am proud to call Grant County home. My mother Liz (Llamas) Hernandez, and my father, the late Michael R. Hernandez are also native Grant Countians. I have one sibling, Lynette Hernandez and one nephew, Ryan. Both my immediate and extended family are no strangers to public service, as we understand the importance and commitment it takes working hard and representing the people of Grant County.

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Rebecca Dow Announces Campaign for New Mexico House

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES – Early child education and family advocate Rebecca Dow today launched her campaign for New Mexico House District 38. She enters the race ready to reclaim the seat she proudly served for three terms.

Dow, a local New Mexican business owner and job creator, has never stopped fighting for New Mexico families no matter how many times angry political opponents from the Roundhouse tried to shut her down.

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Norman Wheeler Announces Campaign for District Attorney

NormWheelerGRANT COUNTY – Deputy District Attorney Norman Wheeler today announced he will be running as a Republican for District Attorney of the Sixth Judicial District serving Grant, Luna and Hidalgo Counties. 

Over the last several years, drugs have permeated the community fueling high crime rates and devastating families. Despite New Mexico’s intense uptick in crime, Wheeler has leveraged his extensive legal experience prosecuting violent crime as well as his relationships with law enforcement to successfully manage hundreds of cases at a time.

“The District Attorney’s Office should not be politicized as it has been. I intend to refocus the office around an aggressive, intelligent analysis of facts applied to the law, not around who knows who,” said Wheeler.

Before prosecuting felony-level cases in judicial districts across the state, Wheeler focused on family law and juvenile court matters. In addition to his legal work, he sat on the Adult Drug Court panel in the sixth and eighth judicial districts. In 2018 Wheeler was named “Southwest New Mexico Prosecutor of the Year” by the New Mexico State Bar Association. 

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