Taos County 2018 primary election guide

By Staci Matlock
editor@taosnews.com
Posted 5/19/18

It's obvious by the number of candidates running for open seats in primary races in Taos and Colfax Counties that interest in politics hasn't waned in Northern New Mexico.

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Taos County 2018 primary election guide

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It's obvious by the number of candidates running for open seats in primary races in Taos and Colfax Counties that interest in politics hasn't waned in Northern New Mexico.

More than two dozen people are contending for elected positions in magistrate courts, county commissions, assessor and probate judge in the two counties. Especially contentious will be the race for Taos County sheriff, a position that six people are vying to win. Another hot race to watch is the one for District 5 on the Taos County commission, where three candidates are seeking to represent the southern portions of the county. 

In this special edition, you'll find information about each candidate, their backgrounds and their platforms. You'll find the complete answers to questionnaires from candidates who responded online at taosnews.com. Besides this section, you can hear the candidates discuss their positions during three forums hosted by The Taos News.

The first forum is Thursday (May 17) for Taos County sheriff and magistrate judge candidates at the University of New Mexico-Taos Bataan Hall in downtown Taos and is co-hosted by UNM-Taos. The second forum is Monday (May 21) at the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative boardroom at 118 Cruz Alta Road for all Taos County Commission candidates. The third forum is Thursday (May 24) at Peñasco Independent Schools and is for all sheriff candidates and the three candidates vying for the District 5 seat. All the forums begin at 5:30 p.m.

Learn about the candidates and then vote in the primary June 5 for the ones you think are best qualified to help the communities. 

Be sure to read our coverage of political candidates in Colfax County and those running for the New Mexico House of Represenatives.

 

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