This year’s primary election is less than a month away, and as candidates enter the final sprint to the finish line the League of Women Voters lined up primary hopefuls for the District 5 state Senate and District 3 Public Regulation Commission races so the Los Alamos public could ask questions.
Each race only has a Democratic primary. There are no Republican candidates for either post.
In the District 5 Senate Race, Rio Arriba County Commissioner Alfredo Montoya of Alcade is facing off against incumbent 12-year veteran lawmaker Richard Martinez of Espanola.
Montoya said he was running to give District 5 constituents a new representation with a fresh perspective, while Martinez touted his extensive experience in the legislature.