Elections bring change of guard in Silver City, other area towns

Mar 3, 2010 Read more: Silver City Sun-News 11
The Silver City Town Council has two new members, while Bayard and Hurley each have new mayors, according to unofficial vote totals from Tuesday's municipal elections. Read more
Concerned

Deming, NM

#1 Mar 3, 2010
I am happy for Michael Morones. He's a good guy and will serve Silver City well.
dont ask dont tell

Silver City, NM

#2 Mar 3, 2010
Dont know anything about the new mayor of hurley, but having an incumbent who was vp of the muni league is a huge loss to the community thanks ray baca for all you did, yeah there was a push by a certain group to make a change they should be careful for what they wish- their charter is not supposed to be a political one -we will see what the new guy can do -our best to you Ray for all you did for Hurley the past 4 years scarey to think where this group may try to effect change in the future not equipped with knowledge of impact for their actions, and private agendas oh well it is going to interesting to say the least this group likes to play with trains going to have a huge trainwreck mark my words
Voter

Silver City, NM

#3 Mar 3, 2010
It's apparent to me that people wanted a change. It was a better voter turnout than has been in the past. I think that people are fed up with government officals, don't trust them, all you have to do is listen to our own governor and all the crap he's done by misusing his authority. That being said, I think Councilor Nupp and May have to be thanked for having served and not get paid. This was a very clean campaign and want to thank them for doing a good job for so many years. I believe that Mike Morones will do a good job and not really sure about the the other guy. Time will tell!
AM Coffee

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Mar 3, 2010
Iím casting a prediction about Jamie Thomson, feel free to call me on this in the years to come, and even better, anyone who can monitor and report on this I hope you do. So here it goes.

JT is heavily involved in the bicycling community, heís the founder of the Monsoon Puppet Parade, former operator of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and a participant in and catalyst for numerous other programs and events around town. He doesnít make a big deal about these things, he rolls up his sleeves and quietly makes them happen. His pursuits, conversation, and physical appearance all point to a man who personally lives an extremely healthy lifestyle, and subtly encourages that lifestyle in others. So, I predict weíre going to see more evidence of that influence brought to Silver City. Maybe weíll see more bicycle related things, more hiking trails, more community activities, the specifics I canít name, but in the end Silver City will become a more healthy place. That will show up as a reduction in heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, strokes, and drug use around here. Those results can all be reduced to numbers, so we should see a reduction in those figures. And thatís my prediction.
elkstine

Mexico

#5 Mar 3, 2010
Voter
I agree, didn't really care for Mr. May but i'm sure he did the best he could and we should all tip our hats to them for their time and effort.
But todays a new day and we should hold these new guys to high standards right from the start. Any signs of them not working for us, we should nip it in the bud. But until then we need to support them and our City to get us on tract to a better life here in the South West.
Silver Sally

Farmington, NM

#6 Mar 3, 2010
I too would like to say thank you to Mr. Nupp & Mr. May. It wasn't until May of 2009 when Mr. Nupp introduced a 32 page animal ordinance that I realized how out of touch our town council was. We have no enforcement. Of course, we love Sherwood, but he's ineffective. No one backs him up. A 32 page ordinance is not going to get the job done. We need fines and judges that stand behind our officials.
Jeff

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Mar 3, 2010
Kind of surprising to me that Silver City came in dead last in regards to percentage of registered voter turn out.......a mere 10%??? Obviously better than years past but come on people!!
Honest one

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Mar 3, 2010
As some one who is close to former mayor Baca. I know first hand how much this man truly cares for the town of Hurley. He took the time to take every issue he was presented with and do the best he could. Hurley lost a great leader. I would like to thank the Hurley pride committee. I'm glad you care for the betterment of your town which you've lived in for sooooooo long (5 years). You got your wish. Know you have a puppet to control. Ray Baca thank you for all that you have done. You will be missed as a Mayor. Your Contributions are not forgotten.
dont ask dont tell

Silver City, NM

#9 Mar 3, 2010
Honest one wrote:
As some one who is close to former mayor Baca. I know first hand how much this man truly cares for the town of Hurley. He took the time to take every issue he was presented with and do the best he could. Hurley lost a great leader. I would like to thank the Hurley pride committee. I'm glad you care for the betterment of your town which you've lived in for sooooooo long (5 years). You got your wish. Know you have a puppet to control. Ray Baca thank you for all that you have done. You will be missed as a Mayor. Your Contributions are not forgotten.
Hurley Pride is a joke and think they should run the town, personal agendas, no collaboration, all about themselves. You lost a good Mayor, next election you all will be lobbying to throw out YOUR guy as well, as you all are never satisfied unless you get what you want get off your high horses, quit gossiping act like real people who care you all are a BIG JOKE
its ALL about you - that's a good name for your committee
lame

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Mar 4, 2010
Finally I have a reason to be positive in these forums. I'm so happy about the SC elections that I could dance.
Sue Smith

Charles City, VA

#11 Mar 4, 2010
Gotta wonder if this is a sign of things to come in the November national elections. People seem to be fed up with current govenrment officials at all levels. Maybe all incumbents are at risk, no matter what kind of job they have done.

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