Here’s a look at today’s news:
According to the Gran County Clerk’s Office, in person and absentee voting increased from the 2016 presidential election year. Early voting ended on Saturday and the Primary election was completed yesterday.
In Grant County, the unofficial local results are as follows: For Magistrate Judge-Grant-Division 1, the Democratic Primary winner is Maurine Laney; for Magistrate Judge Grant-Division 2, Hector Grijalva was elected being the sole candidate; for Commissioner- Grant District 1, Democrat Chris Ponce, will face Republican Sheila A. Hudman in the General Election; for Grant County Commissioner-Grant-District 2, Javier “Harvey” S. Salas, will be challenged by Republican Tyson R. Bays in the General Election; for Grant County Sheriff in the Democratic Primary, Frank L. Gomez, will run against Republican candidate Raymond M. Tavizon Jr. in the November General Election; for probate judge in the Democratic Primary, the winner and only candidate in the General Election is Mary Ann C. Sedillo; and for Sixth Judicial District Judge- Division 1, Democrat Tom F. Stewart, will meet Republican William J. Perkins, in the General Election this November.
In Luna County, the race for Luna County assessor was decided yesterday from the results of the Primary election. Michelle Martinez Holguin gathered 72% of the votes compared to 28% for Chris Jasso. Since there were no other party candidates for assessor, Michelle Martinez-Holguin has been elected to the office unless a write-in candidate decides to run in the general election this November. In other Luna County unofficial primary election results:
Incumbent, Luna County Sheriff, Kelly Gannaway will face Robert Santana in November, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary for sheriff; Republican Michael Chavez of Deming ran unopposed for District Six Public Education commissioner; appointed District One Republican Commissioner Barbara Reedy, is running unopposed for a four-year term on the commission; Incumbent District Two Republican County Commissioner Linda Smrkovsky will face Democrat Jay Spivey in the November general election; Incumbent Democrat Magistrate Judge Ray Baese, will face Republican challenger Leeanna Rossi in the November general election; for Probate Judge, Democrat Diana May-Diaz, will face Republican Tommy Perez; Incumbent Democrat District 32 State Representative Candie Sweetser, will face Republican challenger Laura Boyd; and for Sixth Judicial District Court Division One Judgeship, Republican William Perkins, will be running against Democrat Tom Stewart.
All election results are unofficial until canvassed tomorrow.
Today is the 74th Anniversary of D-Day, World War II’s surprise invasion by land, air and sea on the on the Nazi occupied French beaches of Normandy. More than 11,000 airplanes, 5,000 ships, and 150,000 soldiers from the U.S., Britain and Canada stormed the shoreline, facing mass causalities. The invasion is credited for changing the course of the war and helping to push the Nazi troops back to Germany.