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Letters

  • Heather Wilson encourages vote

    I’ve known Jeannette Wallace for almost 20 years.   Los Alamos and its environs are fortunate to have her as a state representative and I encourage your readers to vote for her again this year.
    Before I served in the Congress, I was a cabinet secretary in state government. Jeannette served on one of the committees where I regularly had to appear to explain our budget and programs and I got to know her.  

  • Support for Richard and the Los Alamos Firefighter’s Union

    I follow politics from the safety of my home. On occasion I will send a few dollars to a chosen candidate and always vote. Not much more than that.
    This year is different!
    Disturbing trends at the national level have me very concerned for the direction our democracy is taking. Getting involved in the footwork of politics has not been my way.
    This election is different!

  • Wallace is part of us

    Jeannette Wallace has been part of Los Alamos and this region for half a century. She raised her family here and has volunteered her time and energy to civic activities for decades. She served three terms on our county council.

  • Correction/Clarification

    The Monitor has learned that there were some factual inaccuracies in a letter to the editor that was published in the Oct. 21 edition under the headline: Judicial candidate’s judgment called into question.
    The letter from Amy Storey stated: “Additionally his (Gary Ahlers) large election signs have two problems. They do not indicate on the sign who paid for it, as is required. And according to the Sign Permit Application, political signs may be no larger than two square feet.”

  • Proposed codes restrict lifestyles and discriminate

    Most of the county is probably unaware of the newly proposed “Nuisance Codes” that will restrict people from having RVs, boats, motorcycles, large pick-up trucks, trailers, or too many cars at their property and particularly discriminate against people who can’t afford large properties with hidden parking areas.  
    However, many citizens waited for hours at Tuesday’s county council meeting to express their strong opposition to these proposed codes.

  • Incumbent has served well

    For the past 20 years, Rep. Jeannette Wallace has served Los Alamos and the rest of her district well.
    She is very knowledgeable of the state legislative process as well as our own county needs. She is liked and well respected by both her fellow Republicans and the Democrats who serve with her.

  • No one comes out of jail better than they went in

    I support Judge Pat Casados  for magistrate judge.   I am very familiar with DWI, the laws, the pain  and the statistics. I am fully aware of the devastation it creates for the victims and the perpetrators of this crime.  
    I have lived in our communtiy for 31 years and  have been  involved in the formation of our local MADD Chapter, was the Los Alamos DWI Coordinator, chaired the Los Alamos DWI Program and I currently serve on that committee.   

  • Wallace has encouraged growth of juvenile continuums statewide

    State Rep. Jeannette Wallace gets the job done.  In 2007, she worked with the statewide juvenile continuums and sponsored HB21, which provided $2 million in funds each year to the Children, Youth and Families Department, which was distributed to local communities, including Los Alamos. A juvenile continuum is a board of volunteer community leaders from specified sectors who identify unmet needs or gaps in programs and services for youth and recommend how to address those needs. In addition, the board also evaluates the programs and services provided.

  • Response to Ahlers’ police record as reported in papers

    First, we all know newspapers report news stories and are not a court of law. We all should also know that until proven in a court of law everyone is presumed innocent. Plus, we also know that at times newspapers can sometimes misrepresent or slant stories to create sensationalism or provide their viewpoint, which may not be mine or yours; hence, we take some things we read with a grain of salt.

  • Judicial candidate’s judgement called into question

    As suggested by other letters, it is probably true that judical candidate Gary Ahlers is a fine community member and neighbor who helps kids, his neighbors and his church, but does that give him the qualifications to be our magistrate judge? I would offer that this is far too low of a qualification threshold for being a judge. What his opponents and I are concerned about is Ahler’s past and present issues/problems that suggest a strong potential for poor judgment as a judge.