County canvasses primary votes

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer The June 1 Primary Election results were confirmed Friday by the Quay County Commissioners. “We certify the following candidates from Quay County for nomination in the November election,” said Commission Chair Franklin McCasland. The precinct voting totals were reviewed and confirmed by the commissioners during a regular commission meeting. […]

Votes counted, confirmed

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Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico

Cosner leads Democratic primary in Quay County

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By QCS Staff Native son Craig Cosner, took Quay County’s Democratic primary votes to run for State Representative District 67. Cosner had 825 votes compared to Van Robertson who had 334 votes. In his first political race, Cosner said it was humbling to be a candidate. Waiting to hear the voter results in Quay County, […]

Tucumcari city election ballots verified

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Candidate Jimmy Sandoval attended the verification of ballots from Tuesday’s election for three seats on the Tucumcari City Commission. Sandoval won the District 2 race against incumbent Christopher Maestas by two votes, 62 to 60. Quay County Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett verified the ballots on Wednesday with city clerk […]

Sandoval, Moore win unopposed

By QCS Staff Votes for the election of two positions on the Board of Trustees at the Mesalands Community College were tallied last night at the Quay County Courthouse. Turnout in the election – for the two candidates who were unopposed – was sparse. Jimmy R. Sandoval, who ran from District 2, received 8 votes […]

Democrats claim big wins

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Quay County Democrats made a strong statement Tuesday, unseating an incumbent magistrate judge and electing a Democratic candidate for sheriff. David Joel Garnett defeated incumbent Republican Magistrate Judge Edwin Bruhn by 898 votes — 64 percent to 36 percent. “I ran a good race,” Bruhn said. “But the governor (Democrat […]

Gilbertson wins Arch Hurley precinct 2 position

By QCS Staff Gilbertson grabs votes…John Gilbertson won the popular referendum for the Pricinct 2 position on the board of the Arch Hurley Conservancy District, said Larry Perkins, board chairman. “It was a close race,” Perkins said. Gilbertson recieved 3,658 votes versus Donald Bidegain who recieved 3,221 votes, Perkins said. At a special meeting of […]

Many races unopposed

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Sue Moore spent Tuesday night at the Quay County Courthouse, doing what she’s done every two years for the last 42 years. This time it was different, but not necessarily better for Moore. Moore won the probate judge race Tuesday night with 1,160 votes in an unopposed Democratic primary. […]

Schallert wins Democratic sheriff primary

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County Undersheriff Joe Schallert won Tuesday’s primary and will the Democratic candidate for the Quay County Sheriff’s Office. He will face Republican candidate James L. Witcher in the November general election. Witcher ran unopposed and won 251 votes. The winner will replace Jack Huntley, who will leave after […]

Mayfield wins re-election, Lafferty joins commission

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The last 20 minutes were the hardest for James Lafferty and Mary Mayfield, as four-year City Commission terms hung in the balance of absentee votes. Things got easier with each vote total read from those final categories. Mayfield won a three-person race to retain her District 4 commission spot […]