Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Three seek District 27 state Senate seat

State Sen. Greg Nibert will have two opponents in the June 4 Republican primary while Curry and Roosevelt County Commission seats will also be contested.

Filing date for the primary was last Tuesday. Write-in candidates can still file this Tuesday.

Nibert, appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham earlier this year to succeed longtime Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, will face competition from Roswell’s Larry Marker and Elida’s Pat Boone.

No Democrats filed to run for the District 27 Senate seat, so it will likely be decided in June.

In county races, former Melrose school Superintendent Jamie Widner filed to run against incumbent Seth Martin for the Curry County Commission District 4 seat.

Four Republicans signed up to run for the District 2 position on the Roosevelt County Commission:

August Cooper, Malin Parker, James Hamilton and Jarryd Burris.

In Roosevelt County’s race for Commission District 1, Fabian Munoz will be unopposed in the Republican primary but will face off against Democrat Jake Lopez in November.

Primary elections are scheduled June 4, with early voting beginning May 7.

The general election is Nov. 5.

Primary election candidates


Senate District 7

Pat Woods

Senate District 27

Patrick Boone, Elida

Larry Marker, Roswell

Greg Nibert, Roswell

House District 63

Martin Zamora, Clovis

House District 64

Andrea Reeb, Clovis

House District 67

Jack Chatfield, Mosquero

District attorney

Quentin Ray

Curry County clerk

Annie Hogland

Curry County sheriff

Michael Brockett

Curry County treasurer

Ben McDaniel

Curry County Commission District 2

Brad Bender

Curry County Commission District 4

Seth Martin

James Widner

Curry County Commission District 5

Kyle Cain

Roosevelt County clerk

Mandi Park

Roosevelt County

Commission District 1

Fabian Munoz

Roosevelt County

Commission District 2

August Cooper

Malin Parker

James Hamilton

Jarryd Burris


Curry County assessor

Sam Kelley

Roosevelt County treasurer

Victoria Ramos

Roosevelt County Commission District 1

Jake Lopez

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