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Thursday, April 28, 2011
DFNM Blog Endorses Terri Holland, Richard Cooley for DPNM Offices
It is that time of the season -- the spring Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) elections of chairs and officers that occurs every other year. We all know the State Chair race is a very competitive contest among incumbent Javier Gonzales and challengers Sam Bregman and Letitia Montoya. Each candidate is passionate about the Democratic Party, and the DFNM blog has decided not to make an endorsement in that race. However, no matter who becomes the new chair, he or she will require strong Vice Chairs to work alongside them in the coming two-year cycle.
With that in mind, the DFNM blog has decided to make endorsements in the races for State Party Vice-Chair and CD1 Vice Chair.
We endorse Terri Holland to serve as DPNM Vice Chair. Being very familiar with Terri's character and passion for all things Democratic, we know she will be a very hard-working and active Vice Chair at a time when the Party needs all hands on deck. Terri has given countless hours of her life to volunteering and working for the county and state party, as well as many campaigns. She has pledged to attend all of the DNC meetings around the country required of this office, and to provide Democrats with comprehensive summaries of the issues discussed and the decisions made. Terri will be a fresh face in the post and we believe she'll provide some much-needed enthusiasm and a fresh eye to the office.
We also endorse Richard Cooley, who is running for the DPNM CD1 Vice-Chairmanship. Richard has served on the State Party's Affirmative Action Committee, and has also been an active participant on other Party committees. Richard has volunteered in many capacities over the years and he's the kind of volunteer who is ready to pitch in enthusiastically on any task. We know him as a loyal and passionate Democrat who will work hard to help elect every Democrat, up and down the ticket, and to represent the Democrats in the first congressional district. We believe that Richard will be a fabulous CD1 Vice Chair.
We urge State Central Committee members to vote for Terri Holland for DPNM Vice Chair, and for Richard Cooley for CD1 Vice Chair. --Barb and Mary Ellen, DFNM Blog