Today at around 11:00 am the pride of the north valley parade started at the El Pinto Restaurant on Fourth Street and ended at the Raymond Sanchez Community Center. The morning was a nice one for a parade. The weather was good and the air while cool was not cold. Congressman Udall had a float with yellow flowers. Martin Heinrich along with his wife and two darling little boys walked the route to shake hands with North Valley residents who lined the street. Heather Wilson’s people had a sign at their booth at the Raymond Sanchez Community Center which read Heather’s travel agency. I told one of Tom Udall’s supporters that we would be more than happy to send her packing to some other location; just not Washington D.C. Both Martin Heinrich’s group and Tom Udall’s group handed out candy to the children along the parade route.
Also in attendants was the Honorable Elizabeth Whitefield who is running for reelection for the Second District Court and Victor Raigoza who is running for State Senate district 10.
During the morning people were talking about the law suit brought by three local women to keep Rebecca Vigil-Giron from being on the ballot in June. The thing to remember about this issue is that it is not new or unusual for people to question the signatures of a candidate. The court will need to decide if there is any real problem with her signatures.