Gibson gave credit to her excellent staff. Her campaign manager, Traci Cadigan, worked about 16 hours a day on the campaign during its last days. Gibson said her volunteer base, which she described as a “small army,” snowballed as Election Day drew closer.
Voter contact played a pivotal role in Gibson’s campaign. She started knocking on doors about eleven months ago. Many of the people she talked to on doorsteps gave her the ideas for her platform and joined her campaign as volunteers.
"I get things done," Rael said today.
In 2010 he finished second in a field of five in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor, placing behind former state party chairman Brian Colon. "I barely lost that race," Rael said. "People remember that campaign. I have people from all around the state who are supportive."
The IA Unit is responsible for investigating officers and employees within APD and is made up of a team of Sergeants, a Lieutenant and a Commander.
When police scenes turn violent, when officers use their weapons to take down a suspect or officers are accused of abusing their power, it's the IA Unit that steps in.
“I think teachers are sort of feeling like an animal at the zoo,” says Todd Hansen, a music teacher at EJ Martinez Elementary and a union communications director with the National Education Association’s Santa Fe chapter. “You’re behind a fence, a pane of glass, and you’re being observed—which is fine, but it seems like it’s going to an extreme.”
State Rep. Larry Larranaga, R-Albuquerque, said New Mexico needed a net gain of 16,000 jobs just to get back to the level it was at before the recession started in 2008.
Larranaga also said increasing employment at existing companies was something the state had not done well enough.
In response, Barela said many of the job gains of the last year were because of expansions by existing companies. Barela said the climate for business had improved since March, when the Legislature on its last day in session approved a bill to reduce corporate taxes and create other breaks for businesses.
Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico Executive Director Melinda Joy Pattison said while the food bank has not yet seen any cuts in funding, the local need for food will continue to grow with or without cuts to SNAP.
“It will increase our production trying to meet the need,” Pattison said of the cuts. “The basic premise is not going to change. The need never, ever goes away.”
Coalter, currently the executive director of the Texas Public Finance Authority, was one of two finalists for the NMFA job.
A small funding increase by the State for this school year was not enough to balance increased costs by utilities or costs resulting from employee health and pension costs. In addition, the number of students qualifying for special education services declined because the District has done better at identifying and providing services to students in need of early intervention. For doing this good work, the State reduced our special education funding by $300,000. In addition, teacher retirements resulted in a reduction of $800,000 in the unit value of Training and Experience.
Adam, who called himself “a political prisoner” on a “government induced taxpayer-funded spiritual retreat,” was imprisoned for four months without bond or bail, and nearly half the time, he tells SFR, was spent in solitary confinement. He’s out of jail now after striking a plea deal with prosecutors, but is banned from entering Washington DC, and could be heading to prison for years pending the outcome of a January sentencing.