Jeffrey L. Lewalling
1. What is it that makes Quay County special to you
1. Quay County has been my family’s home since 1892. I am a fifth generation Quay Countian. Quay County is my home.
2. What do you see as the future of Quay County?
2. Further development of wind farms in the county will be an asset. An abundance of water supply and wind energy along with research for gas and oil development will make quay county the energy capital of New Mexico.
3. What do you see as the biggest problem facing Quay County at this time?
3. The lack of an educated and trained labor force has been a problem. This is being alleviated through the co-operation with the Quay County Schools, Mesalands Community College and the New Mexico Department of Labor.
4. How would you go about solving this problem?
4. Proceeds from the wind farms, leasing of water resources, and oil and gas projects, will provide funding for education and a trained work force.
5. Why are you belter suited for this position than your opponent?
5. I am a fifth generation agriculturist. I have extensive experience in farming on the high plains as well as ranching southeast of Tucumcari. I attended New Mexico State University. I served my country in the United States Army during the Vietnam era as an instructor of chemical, biological, and radiological warfare. My time spent in retail sales is an asset. Having served the past three years as a Quay County Commissioner has given me valuable insight and knowledge of county government – the problems as well as the solutions. This experience coupled with my honesty and dependability qualifies me to serve as Quay County Commissioner for District 2.