Candidate profiles: Land Commission

Lilliana Castillo The race for state land commissioner pits a veteran against a newcomer, both counting on voters’ thirst for change. Specifically, a change to transparency. Democrat Ray Powell of Albuquerque, 60, had the job from 1993 to 2003. Republican Matt Rush of Portales, 36, is new to politics. Current Land Commissioner Republican Patrick Lyons […]

Candidate profiles: Public Regulation Commission

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Candidate profiles: District 3 Quay County Commission

Editor’s note: Quay County residents have started voting in the June 1 Primary Election. Quay County Clerk Ellen White said early voting continues through May 29. The only local contested race is for the District 3 Quay County Commission seat. Here’s how candidates responded to questions from Quay County Sun reporter Thomas Garcia:

Get to know the candidates

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QCS staff Voters will head to the polls on March 2 in Tucumcari. The QCS staff sat down with each candidate. District 4 Thomas Even 1. Why do you feel you are a strong candidate for this office? I believe a city needs to run like a business. I can provide the city with a […]

Three questions with Christine Dougherty

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After the holiday is the workload heavier then usual? Yes, this year more than last year. We have an election coming up in March and today was candidate filing date.

District 3 candidate out of race

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Write-in candidate, Jerry Dale Williamson, did not qualify for the District 3 municipal race for the Tucumcari City Commission, said city clerk, Jeanette Maddaford. In District 3, James L. Witcher is the only candidate running, and his is the only uncontested race in the City Commission election on March […]

Eight candidates seek police chief job

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Some of the top ranked candidates for police chief were interviewed Friday, said city manager John Sutherland. Additional candidates are to be interviewed on Monday, said Sutherland at Thursday’s City Commission meeting. Except for one, all of eight candidates who have applied for the position are from the Tucumcari […]

Arch Hurley’s top pick goes unnamed

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Arch Hurley Conservancy District Board of Directors has offered the position of general manager to one of five candidates, said Larry Perkins, chairman of the board. “The majority of the board agreed on the candidate. But the offer has accepted or rejected,” said Perkins. “We called the candidate […]

Write-in candidates sought for House

Because nobody filed to run for the school board in House, persons interested in running for those positions may still file as a write-in candidate, according to a press release from the Quay County Clerk’s Office. The filing day for write-in candidates is Jan. 2, the release stated. According to state law, any member of […]

County elections on the way for Quay

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS It’s time for Quay residents who want to run for county office to start stamping out some election promises and campaign buttons. The date to file for candidacy with the county clerk is March 21. Six seats are up for grabs in Quay, according to the state’s 2006 Candidate Guide. These […]