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The Rio Rancho Observer in its Oct. 10 editorial and opinions page threw its policy out the window that banned publication of letters that tout or attack specific candidates for election.


And Read Gary’s response to the false accusations.


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 Calling all Sandoval Democrats! Team Teresa is gearing up for the 2022 election cycle and we need your help. The redistricting process has pushed a key portion of our campaign timeline – petition collection, preparation for, and participation in the pre-primary convention – into the first three months of 2022. January through March of 2022 will be a hectic three months. We want to get organized and ready to hit the ground running now, so that we are ready come January 1st!

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From the Chair

A Fun Time Was Had By All!

By Alex Piland, DPSC Chair

The Keep Sandoval Blue Biennial Event was a great success! We ate wonderful food. We sipped fine wine. We listened to nice music, but the best part was that we were together, outdoors, masked, and healthy.

Commissioner Katherine Bruch welcomed us to her district, followed by Leah Ahkee- Baczkiewicz, who spoke truth with her Land Acknowledgment.

U.S. Representative Teresa Leger Fernandez started the slate of speakers by describing her focus and committee work and thanking us for electing her. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham followed. She started off saying that she, like Rep. Leger Fernandez, loved her job, too!

Fun facts that she shared about our great state included items like “New Mexico rate payers pay less for solar energy than any other rate payers in the country.” As a homeowner with solar panels, I was very happy to hear that, along with the fact that New Mexico will soon be a hydrogen hub for the entire country.

Our governor continued to motivate as she explained that New Mexico is “exponentially growing out of poverty” and described the many, many economic successes we are experiencing during her administration!

After the governor’s moving speech, other elected officials and candidates spoke, and I can tell you that we have some great candidates starting with next month’s school board elections.

Running for Bernalillo school board is John Gurule of Peña Blanca and Michael Archibeque, who is running unopposed because he has been doing such a fine job. Rio Rancho’s own veteran educator, Gary Tripp, is seeking a position on the school board.

Early voting for school board elections begins the first week in October, so make sure to vote and ask your friends and family to do the same. Municipal elections are fast approaching in March of 2022, and then we will be in full-on election mode as we approach the primaries in June and the general in November 2022. Please be sure to save time in your busy schedule to help candidates in whom you believe!

The Democratic Party of Sandoval County’s Executive Committee is working hard toward having a workable ward reapportionment plan. County Central Committee members will be asked to vote to approve the plan near the end of the year In the meantime, keep an eye out for a rally in Bernalillo on October 23 and an event to-be-determined in Cuba.
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