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Local candidates’ donations range from $5 to $2,000

By Carol A. Clark

Local candidates report campaign contributions ranging from $5 to $2,000 donated from individuals and corporations to Political Action Committees.   

Republican incumbent Jeannette Wallace of Los Alamos is seeking her ninth two-year term in the House of Representatives District 43. In her most recent report filed June 28 with the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office, Wallace indicates that she has received $8,990 in campaign contributions ranging from $10 donated Nov. 2, 2009 by Jim and Maxine Ritter of Los Alamos to $1,000 from the Republican Party of Santa Fe.

Democratic challenger Stephanie Richard of White Rock is a school teacher in Pojoaque. She reported in her financial statement filed June 30 a total of $17,545. Her contributions range from $5 donated April 22 by Judith McKenzie of Los Alamos to $2,000 from the AFSCME Union Political Action fund in Washington, D.C. on May 5. Records show that Lt. Gov. Diane Denish also contributed $150 to Richard June 3 and her husband Herb Denish contributed $100 March 3.

The race for Magistrate Judge includes two-time incumbent Pat Casados, a Los Alamos Democrat and Republican Gary Ahlers. Ahlers is a local builder challenging Casados for the $72,000-a-year post for a second election cycle in a row.

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