Monday, May 10, 2010

Commissioner [San Miguel County], state representative forums this week

As I have said before, oil and gas development is very much a political issue. It's important to keep up with the various candidates and know their positions because they have a tremendous impact on regulations.

Published in the Las Vegas Optic:

By Las Vegas Optic

Forums for San Miguel County Commission and state representative candidates are planned for Wednesday and Thursday.

The forum for candidates for the District 1 and 3 County Commission seats will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Highlands University’s G35 (Leveo Sanchez Lecture Hall), which is next to Donnelly Library.

The forum for District 70 state representative hopefuls is Thursday, with the same hours and place.

The forums are sponsored by the Committee for the People and the Las Vegas Optic.

The candidates for the District 1 commission seat are incumbent June Garcia, Ron Ortega, Rock Ulibarri and Joe “Yunta” Lucero. For District 3 are incumbent Albert Padilla and Art Padilla. All are Democrats.

The Democratic state representative candidates are incumbent Richard Vigil, Barbara Perea Casey, Eric Michael Cummings and Chris Lopez.

The Democratic and Republican primaries are June 1.

For more information on the forums, call the Optic’s David Giuliani at 425-6796.