Four candidates consider redistricting

-A A +A
By Harold Morgan

Normal people do not run for high political offices such as governor, senator and member of congress.

Think of it. These candidates are expected to know everything. An ability to interact with others is essential. Candidacy is more than a full time job. A day off? Get real. New Mexico’s size brings yet another challenge — Alamogordo one day, Roy the next.

A candidate is a product. A candidate also is stuck with being a person. Some candidates can’t function in both worlds.

Message is an essential element. Message refers to that set of statements, typically as general as possible, outlining the candidate’s ideas about the issues. Message becomes a set of what are called “talking points.” Going off-message is a sure way for the candidate to earn a reprimand from campaign staff.

Then along come people like me asking specific questions about obscure issues. This column’s topic, redistricting, is important, however obscure.

As with the previous two columns, candidates were asked to respond in no more than 75 words. I do not edit the response. Nor do I comment about the response itself. I have reserved the right to comment about relevance and, as it turns out, whether a candidate responds at all.

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:
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