RPLA Biennial County Convention on January 21, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.

The Official Call is a public message notifying all registered Republican voters in Los Alamos County that they are invited to participate in our county party election

At this meeting several elections will occur.  

RPLA county-wide officers to be elected are the county chair, first vice chair, second vice chair, secretary, and treasurer.

RPLA Ward chairs will be selected for their ward.

RPLA County Central Committee members will be selected.

RPLA State Central Committee members will be selected.

If you are interested in serving in any of these capacities, we need your energy and engagement. Please come and get involved.

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REPUBLICAN PARTY OF LOS ALAMOS COUNTY: Official Call

Call is hereby made for Ward/Precinct Caucuses of the Republican Party of Los Alamos to  be held January 21st, 2021 at 5:30pm via Zoom Meeting to: 

Elect Ward/Precinct Delegates to the Biennial County Convention 

And 

Call is hereby made for the County Central Committee Meeting of the Republican Party of Los Alamos to be held January 21st, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom Meeting to: 

Consider contests to the delegates from the Ward/Precinct Caucuses to the Biennial  County Convention, and  

Consider any other proper business 

And 

Call is hereby made for the Biennial County Convention of the Republican Party of Los Alamos to be held January 21st 2021 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom Meeting to: 

Elect a new County Central Committee; 

Recess for a meeting of the new County Central Committee to elect new county officers; Elect a new county contingent of members to the State Central Committee; and, Any other proper business.  

Submitted by, 

Lisa Shin

Secretary, Republican Party of Los Alamos

Any contests to the delegates nominated from the Wards/Precincts must be presented to  the County Secretary not less than one hour prior to the published start time of the County  Central Committee Meeting. 

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the RPLA!

Dear Fellow Republicans and Conservatives,

As 2020 comes to a close, we have a lot to reflect on.  The 2020 elections are history (or at least most of them) and it is time to start planning for 2021. 

We have the great honor and privilege to live in the greatest country on earth. We have much to celebrate and be thankful for, even in the midst of the great political divide, the lawlessness that erupted in parts of the country and in the midst of all that the COVID situation has brought. We are greatly blessed, and our country and our heritage are worth supporting and fighting for.  Our founding fathers gave us an amazing Constitution, Bill of Rights, the power of the vote, and so much more.  We take these for granted at our peril.  Our Republic cannot continue this level of prosperity and freedom on unsupported momentum. We must expend time, energy, and vigilance to protect the freedoms and opportunities it offers. 

The presidential election is still in dispute.  There are valid and verifiable claims and allegations of incompetence, fraud, and criminal behavior.  The American people must demand a full and thorough response to ensure that the rule of law succeeds in exposing and correcting any fraudulent activity. We cannot be silent if we hope to keep future elections true and honest. If it is determined that Joe Biden is the lawfully elected President, then we must respect our nation’s choice and keep working to educate people on the dangers of socialism and the rewards of American freedom and industry, personal and national.  

During the 2020 election, severe restrictions were placed on campaigning, face to face interactions, and fundraising events.  However, even with these limitations, the candidates turned out great efforts.  My congratulations to all the candidates who had the courage and tenacity to throw their hats in the ring and run for office.  This is a good thing, and it is a patriotic thing.

Specifically, congratulations to David Reagor on his election to the county council.  We need to redouble our efforts to elect other conservatives to ensure that David does not have to serve alone.

The Trump Victory effort in northern New Mexico was impressive.  Thanks to all the volunteers who gave of their time and energy to support this worthy endeavor.  A special note of thanks and recognition goes out to Jolyn McTeigue and her family.  She was supported by a number of volunteers and they demonstrated focus and hard work.  We need to mimic such efforts locally and statewide to support future candidates for office.

I am especially grateful to the Executive Committee for their hard work and support.  I have a great deal of respect and appreciation for each one of the officers who served with such dedication:  James Whitehead, First Vice Chair; Paul Jaramillo, Second Vice Chair; Lisa Shin, Secretary; Gary Stradling, Treasurer; Shona Neff, (former) President of LAFRW; and Dianne Coane and Heather Muck, members at large.

Thank you to all those who gave so freely of their time to serve on the Central Committee.

We have much work to do in 2021 to reach out to the citizens of Los Alamos County and reintroduce them to RPLA and the conservative and patriotic values we embrace. We must be much more effective than in the recent past. 

At the State Central Committee Meeting held on Monday, December 7, members of the State Central Committee voted electronically to elect candidates to officer positions in the Republican Party of New Mexico.  The following officers were elected to 2-year terms:

Chairman – Steve Pearce
First Vice Chairman – Robert Aragon
Second Vice Chairman – Robert Graham
CD1 – Vice Chair – Ali Ennenga
CD2 – Vice Chair – Amy Barela
CD3 – Vice Chair – Anita Statman
Secretary – Mari Spinelli
Treasurer – David Chavez

Congratulations to these elected officials.

The new state party officers will determine a time frame during which RPLA can hold its election. Then RPLA will issue an Official Call.  The Official Call is a public message notifying all registered Republican voters in Los Alamos County that they are invited to participate in our county party election

At this meeting several elections will occur.  

RPLA county-wide officers to be elected are the county chair, first vice chair, second vice chair, secretary, and treasurer.

RPLA Ward chairs will be selected for their ward.

RPLA County Central Committee members will be selected.

RPLA State Central Committee members will be selected.

If you are interested in serving in any of these capacities, we need your energy and engagement. Please come and get involved.

2020 has gotten the attention of conservatives in New Mexico and across the nation. I envision 2021 to be a year in which we team with state and national organizations to better understand the circumstances of this election, and to organize and mobilize locally and state-wide to monitor and protect our polls in New Mexico. We must be more agile and energetic than the opposition to ensure that the conservative vote carries in the future. 

Again, thanks to all of you for your dedication and support.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from RPLA.

God Bless America!

Bill McKerley, 
Chairman Republican Party of Los Alamos County
 

Jay Block to Speak at RPLA meeting on December 17, 6pm.

We are honored to have Sandoval County Commissioner Jay C. Block as our speaker at our next RPLA meeting. Jay Block’s accomplishments:

First-Ever Commissioner in Sandoval County to be Endorsed by Both the Firefighters and Deputies Union

Won Best in Government from Common Cause in 2018 for Ethics and Transparency; Nominee for Hero Award from the New Mexico Business
Coalition in 2017

Fought for Illegal Dumping Contractor Clean-up; First-Ever Illegal Dumping Contract. Over 20 Sites Cleaned and 400k Pounds of Trash Removed

Funded State-of-the-Art Portable Burn Trailer for Corrales FD to Clear Out Debris in the Bosque Preventing Fires and Damage to Private Property

Advocated and Fought to Capture New Veterans Cemetery for Sandoval County

Helped Fund the Veterans Memorial at the Library

Worked with Intel to Build Anti-Flood Barriers Preventing Damage to Many Corrales Homes

Captured apprx $200k in LEDA Funds Helping Ideum & ExNovo Expand Hiring over 40 New Jobs

Changed County Library Bonds from 4-Year Cycle to 2-Year Cycle to Ensure our Libraries Always Have Sufficient Funding for Capital and Subscription Costs

Helped Capture Funds for the Corrales Pathway to Allow People to Walk Safely on Corrales Road

Captured $28K in Funds for the Corrales Arts Center New Building

Saved Master Gardener Program from Elimination

Funded and Supported 4-H Program for our Youth

Voted Against A 15% Pay Raise for Elected Officials

Passed First-Ever Ethics Ordinance Holding Elected and Public Officials Accountable

Funded First-Ever Permanent Animal Shelter that is Climate Controlled

Supported Your Second Amendment Rights Against Intrusive Red Flag Laws

Completed Road Projects Include Sara, Southern, and Meadowlark

Funded the New Senior Center in Bernalillo

Fixed the Detention Center which was a Danger to the Officers and Public

https://blockfornewmexico.com/

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Thank You, Los Alamos!

Dear Editor:   
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all the voters who honored me with your vote.   To those who voted for other candidates, I will represent you also to the best of my ability.  The highlight of my campaign was canvassing neighborhoods and hearing from the people.  As your Councilor, I will continue to prioritize open communication and public input for the issues facing our community.   

I am deeply grateful to my team of dedicated supporters and generous donors who made my election win possible.  Together, we made thousands of door-to-door contacts, phone calls, and wrote letters.  Many distributed and displayed yard signs, while others cooked delicious meals for us.  This army of volunteers continually moved our campaign forward.  Thank you to Jolyn McTeigue, Lisa Shin, Donna MacDonald, Dianne Coanne, Allen McPherson and many others.  Our local Republican Party really pulled together for this victory.   

I also thank all the candidates for running campaigns focused on the needs of the people.   

My campaign has been a great experience and pleasure.  I look forward to serving this community.  Thank you, Los Alamos!   David Reagor

Constitutional “Power Grab” Against the Public Regulation Commission : Vote NO to Amendment #1

VOTE NO to Amendment #1

Posted by Republican Party of Los Alamos on Friday, September 18, 2020

The upcoming election is important to every New Mexican who deserves to know the truth before casting their vote. There is an amendment to the constitution of the State of New Mexico on the ballot in November and voters will decide whether to give up their right to vote and give politicians more power. The governor and legislature don’t believe that the citizens of our great state have the ability to make the right choices when it comes to voting for who represents us at the Public Regulation Commission (PRC). They want to take away your right to vote for your PRC commissioner and give the power to the governor to appoint commissioners to six-year terms, who may not represent the needs or diversity of our communities.   

The Public Regulation Commission is a five-member elected, administrative agency created by the constitution of New Mexico and charged with the responsibility to regulate public utilities, transportation companies, transmission and pipeline companies and other public service companies, including the State Fire Marshal’s Office, in the manner provided by the legislature. The five districts represent our unique and diverse state, elected by voters to represent our multicultural landscape. The issues in each of these districts in our state vary given the demographics and population. But, despite the differences rural and urban districts may have in priorities, we can all agree that utility regulation and reliability matters to us all. 

Yes, there have been controversial issues in the past with individual commissioners that did not perform. However, both the legislature and voters worked to change that. In 2012, the legislature passed an amendment to Article 11 Section 1 of the New Mexico constitution to ensure that elected commissioners meet minimum education, experience and ethical standards. In contrast to other elected officials, they have strict restrictions on campaign donations. The commissioners, unlike the legislature and other state elected officials, are required to meet those minimum standards to earn their pay. The PRC has since proven that they are getting the job done for the people of New Mexico. Regardless of political party, the commission has shown that they can work together to ensure the best outcomes for the benefit of all New Mexicans. 

The PRC has educated, experienced, and competent staff, with engineers, economists and experts in utility regulation to advise commissioners. However, the commissioners are the ones that have to make the tough choices based on the best interest of their constituents. They are accountable to the voters of their district who decide whether they remain in their position. The last election proved the will of the people when two commissioners were voted out of office. The power should remain with the people and not given to career politicians influenced by special interests and money.

The PRC was recently evicted from the PERA building by the governor, leaving employees displaced and shamed. The uncertainty during the COVID pandemic has left PRC employees concerned about how they can meet their responsibilities to the public while working from remote sites.  Now, the threat of politicians taking over the PRC looms and choice and accountability lost by a misleading campaign to shame the PRC and fool voters into giving up their constitutional rights.

Don’t give up your right to vote on issues that will impact your utility rates and your ability to hold commissioners accountable. Any governor that wants to control and shame an agency that does an essential job for the benefit of the citizens of our great state should be checked. There is a separation of power between the branches of government for a reason.  This is worth considering before casting your vote. Power and choice should remain with the people NOT politicians. Vote NO to Amendment 1 on November 3, 2020.

22 Days to a Trump Victory!

Dear Patriotic Trump Supporters,

President Trump called NM Republican Party Chair Steve Pearce and said that he hears about the activity in New Mexico and believes New Mexico will bring in a win for President Trump.

Vote early or by absentee ballot.  Early voting began on Tuesday, October 6th,  and will be available Monday through Saturday 8am – 5pm at the Municipal Building. Absentee ballots are accepted at the Municipal Building on drop-in or drive-through basis, or by mail.

Local Events:

Early Voting through October 31, 8am – 5pm @ Municipal Building, Los Alamos, and Absentee Ballots collected through November 3, 7pm

October 14.  Coffee and Conversation for Congress with Alexis Martinez Johnson, Wednesdays, 1pm – 2pm, Northern NM Trump Victory HQ, 1111 North Riverside, Espanola

October 17. Early Voting Begins through October 31, 8am – 6pm @ Town Hall in White Rock

October 17-18.  New Mexico Federation of Republican Women Fall Board Meeting, Ruidoso, Reservations by October 12, for details contact shonaneff@gmail.com

October 20.  Last day to request an Absentee Ballot from the County Clerk

October 24.  Trump Victory Rally on Trinity.  Wave Old Glory and Trump Flags, Candidates, Absentee Ballot Applications, Yard Signs, 10am – 1pm, 

November 3.  Election Day, Polls Open 7-7, Los Alamos Municipal Building, Golf Course, and White Rock Town Hall

Local Resources:

Volunteer to call voters, contact Jolyn McTeigue, Trump Victory Field Organizer, at j.mcteigue@gopnm.org

Be a Poll Challenger, go to DefendYourBallot.com, enter your information, click enlist, watch training video, complete affirmation, and you will be assigned

Request Trump Yard Signs and Bumper Stickers, James Whitehead whitejw77@gmail.com in Los Alamos and Joshua Muck jhmuck09@gmail.com in White Rock

Report political sign damage and theft to j.mcteigue@gopnm.org

Join Republican Party of Los Alamos, contact Bill McKerley at bmckerley@comcast.net

Join Federated Republican Women of Los Alamos, contact Shona Neff at shonaneff@gmail.com

Support David Reagor for Los Alamos County Council at reagor4council@gmail.com

Support David Hampton for New Mexico House District 43 at dehampton@comcast.net

Support Diamantina Storment for New Mexico Senate District 5 at donate.fundhero.io/diamantina4nmsenate

Support Alexis Martinez Johnson for Congressional District at alexis@alexisjohnsonnm.com

Support Mark Ronchetti for US Senate at markronchetti.com

Call to Prayer

Pray that we work and vote for an election victory for Trump, Hampton, Reagor, Groseclose, Storment, Martinez Johnson and Ronchetti. 

Pray for Godly wisdom and spiritual protection for President Trump, Vice President Pence, local candidates, their families and supporters. 

Pray for lies to be silenced, for people to stop being deceived and to turn to Christ

Pray that election fraud is exposed and stopped.

Educate friends and family on reasons to Vote Republican–God, life, electoral college, supreme court, right to bear arms, freedom to worship, freedom to speak, civil discourse, traditional family, and so much more!  

Our Country is depending on New Mexico and Our President is depending on us for a Trump Victory.  

My profound gratitude to the many volunteers, prayer partners and Trump supporters. God bless you.

Jolyn McTeigue
Trump Victory Field Director:  Los Alamos

Less than 30 days to save New Mexico!

Posted by Republican Party of Los Alamos on Tuesday, October 6, 2020