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Matt Runnels announces his candidacy for Grant County Magistrate Judge, Division 1

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Runnels announces magistrate judge candidacy

Matt Runnels recently announced his candidacy for the position of Grant County magistrate judge, Division 1. He is seeking the Democratic nomination for the office in the upcoming June 4 primary election.

Matt said he made this announcement after a lot of soul-searching and being strongly encouraged to run by a number of community leaders, business owners, and concerned citizens who have known and worked with him on community projects and issues for many years.

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Gabriel Ramos Officially Files to Run For New Mexico State Senate

GRANT COUNTY - Veteran, businessman, and former State Senator Gabriel Ramos today filed for a place on the ballot for New Mexico State Senate District 28. Without a primary opponent, Ramos faces incumbent Siah Correa Hemphill in the General Election.

Like many in Southern New Mexico, Ramos is a Hispanic Catholic, and until recently, was a lifelong Democrat. He is now running as a Republican after radical extremists took over the Democrat party and have since led New Mexico down a path of sky-high taxes, a lack of family values, and heavy-handed government, he said.

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Norman Wheeler Files to Run for District Attorney

GRANT COUNTY – Experienced attorney Norman Wheeler today filed to run for District Attorney of the Sixth Judicial District serving Grant, Luna and Hidalgo Counties. He will face Michael Renteria in the general election.

While crime has soared and the lives of residents become more and more at risk, Renteria has passed on case after case, refusing to prosecute or bring the perpetrator to justice.

"There is no excuse for Renteria's laziness when it comes to cracking down on crime," said Wheeler. "Personal safety for you and your family is not something to be bargained away or taken lightly. I am appalled at the way the District Attorney's Office is being run, and I will use my experience prosecuting violent crime, as well as my relationship with law enforcement, to bring law and order back to New Mexico."

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Luis Terrazas Files to Run for Reelection to the New Mexico State House

luis terrazasSilver City — State Representative Luis Terrazas today filed paperwork to run for reelection in District 39. Luis is currently in his second term during which he fought for legislation that specifically benefits the interests of the people of his district.

Over the last several sessions, Terrazas has worked on bills that kept rights, jobs, and families intact including:
- Protecting our farmers and ranchers and their livelihoods
- Advocating for law enforcement and their resources, ensuring they have the manpower they need
- Remaining strong on keeping parents involved in their child's education and improving educational outcomes
- Fighting for the district's mining jobs and and to preserve the energy jobs that provide the state's largest revenue for schools, and
- Fighting to stop mandatory taxes on businesses and working families.

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Rebecca Dow Files to Run for New Mexico House District 38

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES – Job creator and family advocate Rebecca Dow officially filed today for a place on the ballot for New Mexico House District 38, a seat where she proudly served as State Representative for three terms.

"It's the honor of a lifetime to serve the community that raised me. Session by session, the extreme radicals of the legislature are pushing our state further away from the values and culture of the people who live in it. What New Mexicans actually want is more money in their own pocket, opportunities for their children, and for the government to get off the backs of businesses and doctors and teachers. I'm in this fight to give the power back to the people of Southern New Mexico and make sure their voices are heard loud and clear," said Dow.

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Patrick W. Snedeker announces candidacy for Magistrate Judge-Division 1

patrick snedekerPatrick W. Snedeker announces his candidacy for the Magistrate Judge-Division 1 position for Grant County, New Mexico.

Snedeker will be seeking the Democratic nomination for the office, in the primary election, in June of 2024.

Snedeker grew up and was raised in Silver City, Grant County, NM; and attended local schools, graduating from Silver High School.

Snedeker has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science, and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration, from Western New Mexico University, in Silver City, and is a formally trained educator and administrator.

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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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