Coming out of the Bernalillo County Convention candidates for governor with the strong lead are Lawrence Rael and Alan Webber. Rael knows the route well and shows his skills as a veteran vote getter. Rael knows how to get the voters excited about the coming election. Webber is new to the game and may need some education. Rael is likely to teach the new comer a thing or two. Webber has the money and the experience in business. I don’t get the feeling that he will take long to build a strong campaign. He should have come more prepared to discuss key issues that affect Albuquerque.
Martinez will find that she is in for a fight this year. Money alone will not get her reelected. She only took the office because the Democratic Party lacked a strong candidate. Now we have two. The time is now to start asking the hard questions of our top two candidates.
How do we keep what we have but build off of our successes? Who among these two men has what it takes to rebuild our economy and our embattled educational system? Which one will stand the fires of public review? The voting public is looking for strong leadership to get us off the bad lists. We have not one but two strong well educated candidates.
I wish I could say more about the other candidates but the voters lack interest in them. I will say that they are good people who want to serve our state. Now is not their time.
Other positions: Early Endorsements
State Auditor: Tim Keller He knows the job well and bring strong honesty to the position.
State Attorney General: Hector Balderas Lots of legal experience and a willingness to work nonpartisan.
State Treasurer: John Wertheim Smart, skilled and experienced with protecting investments.
Secretary of State: Maggie Toulouse Oliver Born for the job with more skills than any state could ask for out of a SOS.
And as always don’t forget to vote for the judges. I liked what I was hearing from a few of them. Remember no issues questions for the judges. But feel free to ask questions about work experience and family. Also community involvement.
I will post pictures tomorrow.