District attorney declines re-election

QCS staff QCS staff After 12 years of serving as the Tenth Judicial District Attorney Ron Reeves, has announced he will not seek re-election as district attorney and will retire at the end of his term in December. “I feel good about my decision to retire, particularly in light of the fact that the District […]

Six file candidacy for county election

Thomas Garcia Voters will have two contested races for the Quay County Commission and two uncontested races in the June 5 primaries, followed by four uncontested races in the Nov. 5 general election. The last day to register to vote and be eligible for the primary election is May 8. Early and absentee voting begins […]

Four spots up for election in county government

By Thomas Garcia: QCS Senior Writer Four offices will be up for election on June 5 in Quay County government. Potential candidates for these offices must file their declaration for candidacy between 9 a.m and 5 p.m., on Tuesday, at the Quay County Clerk’s Office, 300 South Third St. The filing fee for county office […]

Roch announces re-election plans

QCS Staff Dennis Roch, R-Texico, has announced he is running for re-election in District 67 of the state House of Representatives. The district includes all or parts of Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, Harding Union, San Miguel and Colfax counties. Roch, 38, is the only candidate who has announced candidacy for the position. He is assistant superintendent […]

Candidate filings

QCS staff The following candidates filed Tuesday for the March 6 election, according to City Clerk Christine Dougherty. District 1: •

Looking back — May 4

May 1967 Eight-year-old Tony Collins of Tucumcari won his weight in pennies in a contest held by Tucumcari Federal Savings and Loan Association Bank. Collins won 57 pounds of pennies, which equals $83.50. New Mexico State Police stationed in Tucumcari arrested a 25-year-old Iowa man on I-40 for transportation of dangerous drugs and a federal […]

Elections safeguard principles, not parties

Thomas Garcia With the election a week behind us I am still hearing many people talk about the results, but in a way that has me concerned. The day after the election I heard three comments about the candidates from voters who were a few years younger than 30. Now I know this does not […]

Clerk: Voter turnout high

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QCSun Staff More than 53 percent of Quay County residents turned out at the polls for the 2010 midterm election, according to Quay County Clerk Ellen White. “These numbers are very high for a midterm election,” White said. Of the 5,700 voters, 3,044 casted their ballot for Tuesday’s election. “Overall, I think that New Mexico […]

State senator runs for New Mexico secretary of state

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QCSun staff The Quay County Sun spoke with New Mexico Secretary of State Mary Herrera, a Democrat up for her second term, and District 40 Republican State Sen. Dianna Duran, who is challenging Herrera in November’s secretary of state election. Each candidate responded to a series of questions about the contested office. Below are Duran’s […]

Secretary of state seeks re-election

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QCSun staff The Quay County Sun spoke with New Mexico Secretary of State Mary Herrera, a Democrat up for her second term, and District 40 Republican State Sen. Dianna Duran, who is challenging Herrera in November’s secretary of state election. Each candidate responded to a series of questions about the contested office. Below are Herrera’s […]