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  • GOP Martinez elected first female NM governor

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Susana Martinez won election Tuesday as governor of New Mexico, making history as the first Hispanic woman to become a state's chief executive.

    Martinez, 51, defeated Democrat Diane Denish to also be elected New Mexico's first female governor. There was no incumbent in the race, with Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson barred from seeking re-election because he is finishing his second consecutive terms.

  • State Constitutional Amendments

    Amendment 1-Veteran Scholarships

    1,252 of 1,457 precincts - 86 percent

    x-Yes, 348,183 - 77 percent

    No, 103,327 - 23 percent

     

    Amendment 2 - Term Limits

    1,252 of 1,457 precincts - 86 percent

    Yes, 77,162 - 17 percent

    x-No, 371,031 - 83 percent

     

    Amendment 3 - Voting Language

    1,252 of 1,457 precincts - 86 percent

    Yes, 247,673 - 57 percent

  • Major State Races

    U.S. House of Representatives, Dist. 3

    Ben Lujan (D) AP has declared WINNER

    Tom Mullins (R)

    New Mexico House of Representatives, 43rd Dist.

    Stephanie Richard (D) Conceded the race live on lamonitor.com

    Jeannette Wallace (R)

    Governor

    Diane Denish (D)

    Susana Martinez (R) AP has declared WINNER 

    Lieutenant Gov.

    Brian Colon (D)

    John Sanchez (R)

  • Final Unofficial Results for Los Alamos County Races (contested)

    These vote results are with all precincts reporting and include absentee and early voting totals. All results remain unofficial until a final canvass of the vote is made.

    Magistrate Judge

    Pat Casados (D) 4520 Win

    Gary Ahlers (R) 3903

    County Council

    Kenneth Johnson (D) 4027

    Betty Ann Gunther (D) 3222 

    Deborah Gill (D) 3939

    Frances Berting (R) 4368 Win

    Ronald Selvage (R) 4750 Win

    Geoffrey Rodgers (R) 4454 Win

  • Update 11-2-10

    Election night coverage

    The Los Alamos Monitor news team is planning to bring you extensive coverage of local and regional races on election night, Nov. 2. Be sure to check out the newspaper’s Web site, lamonitor.com, for live-streaming video of polling results as they are posted at the Justice Center. Watch live interviews with candidates and get up-to-the-minute election returns posted throughout the evening. The live-steaming video event begins at 6:30 p.m.

    Deadline extended

  • Public input slated for White Rock CIP projects Wednesday

    The Public Works Department is seeking public input on two capital improvement projects – N.M. 4 alignment and Cañada del Buey Arroyo multi-use path.
    A public hearing on these projects will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge’s Pajarito Room.
    Just as some people need feedback on design choices for a home improvement project, the Public Works Department is asking the community to weigh in on landscaping, plants, lighting and other amenities.

  • Early voter turnout heavier than primary

    If the early and absentee vote count is any indication, turnout for today’s general election should bring out the crowds.
    “Voting in this election is definitely heavier than in the June primary,’ said Elections Manager Gloria Maestas of Los Alamos County this morning. “Through Saturday, we received 2,031 ballots cast at Mesa Public Library, 1,122 ballots cast here in the County Clerk’s Office and we mailed out 665 absentee ballots.”

  • NADG receives committee nod

    North American Development Group will get the nod to be the developer recommended to the county for tackling the Trinity Revitalization Project, the advisory committee announced during a public listening session Monday night.
    The committee is now formalizing its recommendation for County Administrator Tony Mortillaro, who is expected to endorse the pick for the Los Alamos County Council’s consideration during its regular meeting Nov. 9.

  • AP roundup: Key statewide races

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is making history in the general election as voters are poised to elect the state's first female governor.

    Republican Susana Martinez and Democrat Diane Denish waged a bare-knuckled campaign in which they pummeled one other with attack ads for months.

    Martinez, district attorney in Dona Ana County since 1997, became the nation's first Hispanic woman nominated for governor when she won a five-way primary in June.

  • Catch live-streaming video election coverage here tonight

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