.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Death, delays muddy the road to justice

-A A +A
By Sherry Robinson

The last time I saw former Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron, now Rebecca Giron, it was in a hotel ladies room during some event. She was running for Congress, and greeted everyone, including me, with a hug.
Warm and charming, the 11th generation New Mexican was always in campaign mode. Giron had worked her way up the political ladder, served three terms as Secretary of State, and gained some national prominence as a Hispanic female elected official.
At the time, you couldn’t turn on your TV without seeing a commercial of Giron explaining voting procedures, endlessly and repetitively. It seemed like a dubious use of taxpayer dollars and an obvious tool in her political campaign. Republicans complained that the ads were simply a way for Giron to enhance her name recognition.
She lost the campaign to Steve Schiff, but found a post in Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration. The commercials might have faded away except that her successor, Secretary of State Mary Herrera, found gaps in the records and asked federal auditors to take a look.


If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
info
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:



Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday