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Friday, April 02, 2010
Wellington Guzman Drops Out of the District 3 BernCo Commission Dem Primary
Wellington Guzman has dropped out of the Democratic primary race against Maggie Hart Stebbins (right), who currently serves as Bernalillo County Commissioner in District 3. This leaves Hart Stebbins with the primary ballot for her district all to herself, and allows her to prepare for November's general election instead of dealing with a primary challenge.
Today, Hart Stebbins had this to say on Guzman's withdrawal from the contest:
I have a great deal of respect for Mr. Guzman and had a good conversation with him today about possibilities for the County Commission. I am grateful for his willingness to discuss his ideas with me and know that he and I share many of the same goals for the next coming two years. I am happy that we can now focus our attention on winning the General Election in November.
She also thanked her supporters this way:
I want you to know how grateful I am for your support and the contributions you have made to helping me get to this point. It’s clear to me that I’m without an opponent because of the effort put forth by so many people in support of my candidacy. When I put together my campaign team in early January, we organized not knowing what opposition I might face. We decided to prepare for a strong challenge, and we did just that. I’ve been busy meeting voters at their doors, fundraising, and earning endorsements.
... I still have a Republican challenger for the General Election—so there’s no end to campaigning yet.
District 3 encompasses the University, Nob Hill and International District neighborhoods. Hart Stebbins will face Republican candidate Robert W. Applegate, a post-doctoral research scientist at UNM's Center for Biomedical Engineering, in November.
Maggie-Congratulations and along w/ Mr.Guzman we look forward to your victory in November. Go Big! Kim
Posted by: Kim Sanchez Rael | Apr 2, 2010 8:32:42 PM
What was the deal?
Posted by: Bernalillo Observer | Apr 3, 2010 5:05:27 PM