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O’Hara: Improving Gallup’s economy is key

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Repeat contender hopeful for ‘16

Bringing the west-side truck up to an economic level where it once was years ago and doing away with a “so what” kind of attitude when it comes to economic development are on Gerald O’Hara’s things-to-do list should he gain the McKinley County District 3 Board of Commission...

Sloan ready for another go-round as McKinley County Clerk

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Having worked from 2005 to 2012 and dealt with the various unexpected issues of the job are indications that experience is important, McKinley County Clerk Jacqueline Sloan said.

That’s the mindset of Sloan as she heads into the June 7 primary for another possible go-round as McKinley County Clerk.

“I have experience. I know how the office functions. That makes me the best person for the job,” Sloan said. “I want to bring back integrity and trust to the job.”

Sloan is from Twin Lakes and is the daughter of former Public Regulation Commissioner Carol Sloan. She said she’s big on running and encouraging a system whereby people can vote early at chapter houses (Navajo...

RMCH on the Rise

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Muñoz seeking District 4 senate seat, again

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Incumbent is son of former Gallup Mayor Ed Muñoz

State Sen. George Muñoz, D-Gallup, seeks to occupy the District 4 seat once again. Muñoz isn’t alone in running for the seat, however, as challengers Felisha Adams and Jordon Johnson are in the race, too.

“I’m running for my third term because there’s still a lot of work to do,” Muñoz said. “We’ve accomplished many things over the past years, but there is still a lot to be done.”

Muñoz said his focus moving forward is to expand the local and statewide economies by investing in infrastructure projects like roads, highways, water systems, broadband Internet, job training, and education.

“I will continue to make...

Adams: Investment, asset protection key for District 4

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Adams is relative of former State Rep. Albert “Bert” Shirley

IYANBITO – She might be a political newcomer, but she’s got the community support to make a very good showing and then some in the June 7 primary for a New Mexico Senate seat.

Felisha Adams, who hails from Iyanbito, on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, said she’ll concentrate on investing and protecting our assets, saying land and waterare the greatest concerns in not only District 4, but all of New Mexico.

“The better we can do for our community can do for themselves,” Adams, a former San Diego resident, said in an interview. “I feel that it is important that we invest in our people by improving...

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