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GOP has Until Sept. 11 to Fill Candidate Vacancy

on July 23, 2012 - 1:28pm

Republican candidate Roger Waterman sent shockwaves through the local community this morning when he announced his withdrawal from the Los Alamos County Council race.

Waterman said that he deeply regrets having to resign from the race but that recent business and professional issues have left him no choice, adding that he greatly appreciates the efforts of his many supporters.

County Council Chair Sharon Stover expressed her thoughts on Waterman's resignation during a telephone conversation with the Los Alamos Daily Post this morning.

"Speaking as a private citizen, I really supported

BREAKING NEWS: Waterman Resigns From Council Race

on July 23, 2012 - 9:10am

Roger Waterman, second from right, withdrew his candidacy this morning from the six-person race for three available seats on the Los Alamos County Council. Candidates from left, Pete Sheehey, Vincent Chiravalle, Marc Clay, Kristin Henderson, Waterman and Ken Johnson during the candidate's forum sponsored by the Los Alamos Daily Post at the PAC 8 Studos in May. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Staff report

Roger Waterman just announced in an email to the Los Alamos Daily Post that he is dropping out of the race for Los Alamos County Council - citing business and professional issues.

Local Democrats Meet Thursday

on July 17, 2012 - 11:54am

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will hold its monthly meetingat 7 p.m., Thursday July 19 att Mesa Public Library.

The group will discuss upcoming events including a visit from U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.

The meeting is open to the public.


Candidate Stephanie Richard Marches with Congressional Delegation in Sunday Parade

on July 16, 2012 - 9:27am

New Mexico House District 43 Democratic candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard marched in the Espanola Fiesta Parade Sunday with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Sunday. Richard and Udall were joined by New Mexico's U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich and about 100 other people walking in the parade in support of Democratic candidates. More than a dozen Los Alamos residents traveled to Espanola to participate in the event for which several thousand people lined the streets.Richard met voters from areas of Rio Arriba that now share the same legislative district with Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Three Televised Debates to Give Voters Unscripted Opportunity to See Where Senatorial Candidates Stand

on July 14, 2012 - 10:50am

U.S. Senatorial Candidate Heather Wilson announced today that she has accepted invitations to participate in three televised debates put on by New Mexico’s three major television broadcast stations.

“By accepting all three of these televised debates during the month of October, prior to the general election on Nov. 6, 90 percent of New Mexicans will be able to see Rep. (Martin) Heinrich and me give unscripted answers to questions about how we will get our country back on track,” Wilson said.

  • The KRQE debate will be 6-7 p.m., Thursday Oct. 11 at the KRQE studios.
  • The KOAT-Albuquerque Journal

U.S. Senatorial Candidate Heather Wilson Raises Concerns for LANL’s Future

on July 13, 2012 - 5:36pm

By Carol A. Clark

U.S. Senatorial candidate Heather Wilson expressed worry "that there is no longer anyone standing up for Los Alamos National Laboratory since Sen. Pete Domenici retired."

"Sending out press releases and speaking about amendments after they've been decided is ineffective," Wilson said during a telephone interview today from Albuquerque.

Known for her strong advocacy for homeland security, the former U.S. Congresswoman cautioned about allowing LANL's Chemical and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) project to linger in limbo for too long.

"If you delay a facility for

Rep. Jim Hall Attends Summer Concert

on July 7, 2012 - 11:40am

Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties, visits with KRSN Station owner Gillian Sutton at the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series Friday evening. Hall is seeking re-election to House District 43 against Democrat Stephanie Garcia Richard. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

Local Democrats Host Booth at Overlook Park Wednesday

on July 3, 2012 - 10:41am
By Mike Wheeler, Chair DPLA
The Democratic Party of Los Alamos July 4 Celebration at Overlook Park will still take place despite the fireworks cancellation.
The DPLA will have a booth set up again to pass out water, flags and meet the public.
Many of our local candidates will be present, and the music and celebration will go on as planned.

We invite the public to stop by our booth to meet the candidates and spend time with Los Alamos Democrats.