On the October 8th edition of La Politica New Mexico, Dr. Jose Garcia called his powerhouse "A-team" of local political observers - Louis Biad, Arturo Uribe and Elisa Sanchez with The Buzzman - back to the studio to discuss what's happened in local politics since their last full-episode roundtable.
On the October 3rd edition of Speak Up, Las Cruces, hosts Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel talked to both Public Regulatory Commission (PRC) candidates - Steve Fischmann and Ben L. Hall.
The October 1st edtion of La Politica New Mexico featured the candidates of perhaps the most closely watched local race, that of Sheriff of Doña Ana County. Both Todd Garrison and Kim Stewart were interviewed by Victor Montoya, from Anthony NM, and Arturo Uribe, from Mesquite. Also, on hand, were regular hosts E. Shirley Baca and Dr. Jose Garcia, with the Buzzman, Richard Kadzis.
On the September 26th edition of Speak Up, Las Cruces, hosts Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel talked to both New Mexico House District 37 candidates - incumbent Joanne Ferrary and challenger Bev Courtney.
NM House District 33 Candidates Micaela Cadena and Charles Wendler and County Commission District 5 Candidate Karen Trujillo
On the September 24th edition of La Politica New Mexico, hosts E. Shirley Baca and Jose Z. Garcia talked to Micaela Cadena and Charles Wendler, candidates for NM House District 33. In addition, Karen Trujillo, candidate for County Commission, District 5, was interviewed. The Mesa Redonda was be composed of Louis Biad and Mayor Diana Murillo Trujillo, of Anthony, NM.
On the September 19th edition of Speak Up, Las Cruces, hosts Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel talked to County Assessor candidate Leticia Benavidez. Her opponent, Christopher Schoonover, was invited to attend - and accepted the invitation - but didn't show up for the broadcast. Mr. Goodman is looking into what happened, because Mr. Schoonover had expressed enthusiasm about appearing.
On the September 19th edition of Speak Up, Las Cruces, hosts Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel talked to both County Commission District 3 candidates, Ben Rawson and Shannon Reynolds.
On the September 17th edition of La Politica New Mexico, host Dr. Jose Garcia presided over a discussion with Angelica Rubio, incumbent State Representative for District 35, and Kim Hakes, incumbent County Commissioner for District 5. Joining the discussion were Shirley Baca, Arturo Uribe, and Dolores Connor. The primary question: How well are we being governed by the state legislature and the County Commission?
On the September 12th edition of Speak Up, Las Cruces, hosts Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel were scheduled to have a discussion between the two Dona Ana County Commission District I candidates. However, John Zimmerman wasn't able to make it, so they talked to Lynn Ellins exclusively. In the first part you can hear them stalling a little bit as they were hoping Mr. Zimmerman would show up. Since a new county clerk had been hired the day before, they started the show with a discussion about that before getting into Mr Ellins' background, qualifications and views.
On the September 10th edition of La Politica New Mexico, Dr. Jose Garcia and Elisa Sanchez (substituting for E. Shirley Baca) presided over a roundtable discussion with a powerhouse "A-team" of local political observers - Louis Biad, Arturo Uribe and Ken Glove. They discussed the New Mexico Congressional District 2 race, the Governor's race, and the Sheriff's race.