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Meet Cibola County Commissioner Candidate Robert S. Windhorst

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Dear Editor,

When I first got involved in Cibola County Politics it was in 2013. I decided that I would run for Magistrate Judge in a Democrat bastion! My opinion has always been that no one Party, or individual, has all the answers, I believe that it takes everyone working together to make things work. I also believe that choice is an important part of our Democracy. Without choice our society loses the ability for real change.

As the Chairman of the Cibola County Republican Party for the past twenty-one months, I have opened the doors of our monthly meetings to all people from both the Republican and Democratic Party. We have had appointed leaders an elected officials speak and it has been very exciting!

This open meeting idea has created excitement in the political process and has been well attended. This was witnessed by the 150 people who attended our last speaker’s series when Congressman Steve Pearce, N.M. State Supreme Court Justice Judy Nakamura, and NM State Appeals Court Judge Steve French spoke to the group.

Democrat Merrie Lee Soules, who was not on the list to speak, but came at the last minute, was given 15 minutes to explain her platform and why she was running for the 2 Congressional District. This type of meeting with both parties was unheard of before we started doing this in Cibola County!

I am the Code Enforcement Officer and Flood Plain Manager for the City of Grants and have worked hard to clean up our community and bring in new jobs  to our area. I am running for Cibola County Commissioner, District 4, because I want to expand my service to the good people of my District.

I have also showed up to every Cibola County Cleanup to assist our County in cleaning up and welcoming the world to our beautiful area to increase our revenues for tourism dollars.

I have been married for 35 years to my wife Richelle, who grew up in Cibola County. We have nine children and we have taught the value of hard work and community participation.

I have the ability, the experience, the education and energy to bring new ideas for prosperity to Cibola County. I will make sure that there is always a working budget in place and that it is adhered to so that taxes will not have to be raised because of foolish and wasteful spending.

I will get the job done!

Robert S. Windhorst, candidate for Cibola County Commissioner, Dist. 4

Milan, NM