Los Alamos native James Robinson will seek a seat on County Council as a Democrat.
LA native Robinson to run for County Council


Los Alamos native James Robinson announced this week he plans to seek a seat on the Los Alamos County Council.


But that isn’t the only decision the young, up-and-coming community leader has made recently. 

After a lot of thought, the former Los Alamos County Republican Party chair will file as a Democrat.

Robinson resigned following the defeat of the recreation bond in early 2017. He said the elections of 2016 and 2017 served as a “tipping point” for him, prompting him to change his party affiliation just before the new year.

“When I resigned from the party, I did a lot of reading,” Robinson said. He describes himself as socially progressive and fiscally conservative.

“I tend to be more of a John F. Kennedy Democrat,” he said.

“When I evaluated my own beliefs and priorities, I found that they were in line with the values of the Democratic Party,” he said in a press release. “I know this decision will come as a shock and surprise to some, but I believe it is the best for me.”