Ben Rodefer will Challenge John Sapien in June Primary
"Today, Ben Rodefer announced his candidacy to represent Senate District 9 in the New Mexico State Legislature. He will face incumbent John Sapien in the June 5, 2012 primary election.
Rodefer, a Democrat, served the area as State Representative from 2008-2010. During that period, he led the successful charge to block a $400 million taxpayer giveaway to bankrupt California developers Suncal. Rodefer also fought to increase clean energy jobs and to close the loophole in New Mexico’s tax code that allows out-of- state corporations to get out of paying the same state taxes that New Mexico companies pay."