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Gerneral Election 2020

Here are the Democratic Candidates for the November 3rd election; click on their names in blue to visit their campaign websites.

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State Senate District 28

Siah Correa Hemphill

“There is no more important issue for me than education, and it is abundantly clear to all of us that New Mexico must improve the quality of our educational system. I have spent 25 years working in public education, and I feel both determined and competent to help forge significant improvements in the way New Mexican children are educated.” Siah has been an educator for over 25 years, working as a teacher, school psychologist and director of special education. She was inspired to pursue a career in education and special education after her son Nicholas was born with a rare genetic syndrome and diagnosed with multiple disabilities. Her father was the first Hispanic editor for the Silver City Daily Press. Both Siah’s parents are graduates of Cobre High School and attended Western New Mexico University. Siah’s family has lived in New Mexico for over
14 generations.



State House District 39

Rudy Martinez
I am honored and privileged to serve as your State Representative for twelve years. Having been born and raised in southwestern New Mexico I understand the needs of the small rural communities as well as the urban areas. I am committed to and in strong support of improving public safety, grow jobs, the economy, and improve our state’s health care services.”

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State House District 38

Karen Whitlock

“I believe that advancing policies to improve our communities is the critical role of every legislator. If elected, I intend to do just that for the people and families of New Mexico with a focus on rural areas like Grant and Sierra Counties.” Karen is the Government Relations/Advocate for the National Association of Social Workers-New Mexico and is a graduate of Western New Mexico University’s Social Work Program with a master’s in social work. In addition, her undergraduate degree is in Political Science from American University in Washington, DC. She is an adjunct faculty at WNMU and worked for 15 years in the Environmental Field.


6th Judicial District - District Attorney - Elect (Unopposed)

Mike Renteria

Facebook: Michael Renteria

Instagram: mike4da

“I was born and raised in Deming, New Mexico. I graduated from Deming High School and
have dedicated my entire adult life and career to serving the communities of southwestern New
Mexico. Over the past 35 years, I have served our communities as a social worker, truant officer,
probation officer, child protection worker, prosecutor, and defense attorney. As your next District
Attorney, I will continue my commitment to service by. restoring your trust and confidence in our criminal justice system. Afterall, the most important thing in life is securing the overall safety and well-being of our families and loved ones. Please vote Michael Renteria for District Attorney on November 3, 2020. Juntos somos mas!”


Grant County Treasurer - Elect (unopposed)

Patrick Cohn


County Commission District 3

“Service to my community is what it’s all about for me.” Alicia Edwards is the Healthy Kids Healthy Communities Grant County coordinator and former Executive Director of The Volunteer Center and Commons Center for Food Security and Sustainability. She has been working on ending hunger and poverty in Grant County for the last 15 years. Currently the County Commissioner for District 3, she is running for re-election in Fall 2020.


Grant County Commissioner district 4

Marilyn Alcorn


“I believe that effective leadership requires listening to concerns through open public dialogue, transparency in decision making and a collaborative work ethic that strives to find equitable solutions for all Grant County residents.” Marilyn is a retired elementary educator
having taught in both regular and special education classrooms. She is a US Navy Veteran and
has served in law enforcement as a deputy sheriff in corrections. Marilyn holds a BA in Elementary Education from Michigan State University and an MS in Elementary Education from Southern Oregon University. Wife; mother to 3; stepmom to 3; grandmother to 11. In 2009 she established Silver Adult Care Services, a 501c3 non-profit, providing resource information to care giving families in Grant County.


County Commission District 5

“My top goals for the commission are to return GMRC to stability, strengthen the economy, and protect land and water. I’ve lived in New Mexico for 29 years, and in Grant County for 24. My wife Chris and I love this town, the open spaces, the way neighbors help each other out, and the respect we all feel for the diverse cultures and lifestyles that exist here. Our sons must love it also, since they’ve both made their homes here!”

District Judge (Sixth Judicial District Judge, Division III)

Jim Foy
Jim Foy is currently the Sixth Judicial District Judge in Division III. Since 1991, he has been married to Valvina Arsola Foy and is a father and grandfather. He was born, raised and educated in Bayard and now lives in Silver City. He is a native in our community. Judge Foy is qualified to be district judge with over thirty years of legal experience. He has also been active in our community as a coach, mentor and community leader.


Grant County Clerk - elect (Unopposed)



PDF of all the candidates' statements

Big thank you to Ann Lowe!



Grant County Clerk’s Office
1400 Highway 180 E., Silver City


Tuesday, October 6 thru Friday, October 9                     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday, October 12 thru Friday, October 16                 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday, October 19 thru Friday, October 23                 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday, October 26 thru Friday, October 30                 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, October 31                                                     8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Bayard Community Center
290 Hurley Ave., Bayard


Saturday, October 17                                                     9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 20 thru Friday, October 23                 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 24                                                     9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 27 thru October 30                            9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 31                                                     9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Masks required!  Maintain distancing and sanitize.

New Mexico House districts (Gerry Who?)