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Video: Northern New Mexico Candidate Forum

Feb 8, 2022 | Party News

Candidates in the three contested statewide races made cases for why they should win the June 7 primary at a recent Northern New Mexico candidate Forum on Zoom.

Alexa Maros, chair of Santa Fe’s Ward 5-A, questioned candidates for attorney general, Brian Colon and Raul Torrez, who fielded questions such as what they would do to protect democracy against fake electors, fake audits and armed domestic terrorists.

Darien Fernandez, Taos County chair, greeted candidates for state auditor, Joseph Maestas and Zachary Quintero, who were asked to define the duties of auditor and to define how they would demand accountability from the Children, Youth and Families Department.

Cindy Pabst, chair of Santa Fe’s Ward 4-A, faced candidates for state treasurer, Heather Benavidez and Laura Montoya. In addition to defining the treasurer’s role and strategies to win against a Republican in November, these candidates were asked to complete the sentence: “In my lifetime I have worked very hard to be …”

To view the candidates’ responses and entire forum, see below link

DPSFC thanks its partners: Los Alamos County Chair Cat Ozment, Rio Arriba County Chair Joann Salazar, and Taos County Chair Fernandez. Also, for IT, Phyllis Bustamante and timekeeper Linda Burchfiel.
Produced by: DPSFC Chair, Bernadette Vadurro