DPCC Will Hold Special Election Saturday April 14th, 2018

The Democratic Party of Chaves County will hold a special election to fill the vacancies of one State Central Committee Member and our Vice Chair on:

Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at 10am (registration begins at 9am)

Holiday Inn (by Hampton Inn and Wal-Mart)

3620 N Main St, Roswell, NM 88201

You must be a registered Democrat to vote.

NOTE:  These positions do require some time and work as well as out of town travel at the person’s own expense.  Currently Chaves County has 4 SCC members including the Chair and Vice Chair.  As voter turnout increases in election years, that number of representation potentially increases and vice versa with lower turnouts.  SCC members travel to State Party meetings to vote on State Party matters such as the election of State Party Officers (ie State Party Chair and State Party Vice Chair) and State Party platforms. Every county has a different number of SCC members depending on their populations/voter turnouts.

Donations for Roswell Students to go to D.C. (Closeup.org)

FORWARDED:  Travis Ackerman is trying to raise funds to send his students to D.C. to take part in the Close Up Foundation’s Washington D.C. civic education program.  Close Up gives students the opportunity to experience their government in action and gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to be engaged.

The program cost per student is $1,890 and is all-inclusive, travel expenses, academic workshops, meals, lodging and is truly the experience of a lifetime!

Your contribution would be an investment in our community’s future by helping students become active and informed citizens

Click Here to Donate
School participant ID:  nm046

Tax ID #:  23-7122882

Close Up is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

For more info feel free to contact Mr. Ackerman at tackerman@risd.k12.nm.us, or 575 637 5379 during the day, and 267 825 1291 during the evening.  You are also welcome to contact Close Up directly at 800-CLOSE-UP (256-7387) to learn more about their programs.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and support, and for making a positive difference in my life and our community!


Travis Ackerman

Social Studies Teacher – Roswell High School

Democratic Party of New Mexico Pre Primary Results (March 10th, 2018)


Jeff Apodaca    21.16%

Joseph Cervantes   10.05%

Peter DeBenedittis    1.91%

Michelle Lujan Grisham   66.88%

Lt. Governor

Jeff Carr     12.91%

Billy Garrett  8.87%

Rick Miera    27.94%

Howie Morales  50.28%

Secretary of State

Maggie Toulouse Oliver    100%

State Auditor

Brian Colon    39.40%

Bill McCamley   60.46%


Tim Eichenberg    100%

Attorney General

Hector Balderas    100%

Commissioner of Public Lands

Stephanie Garcia Richards    43.71%

George Munoz    17.19%

Garrett VeneKlasen    39.11%

Court of Appeals

Jennifer Attrep, Position 5    100%

Kristina Bogardus, Position 1    100%

Megan Duffy, Position 4     100%

Jacqueline Medina, Position 2    100%

Briana Zamora, Position 3     100%

U.S. Senate

Martin Heinrich   100%

Congressional District 1

Patrick Davis    13.55%

Debra Haaland    34.80%

Damian Lara     12.09%

Damon Martinez    10.81%

Paul Moya    3.66%

Antionette Sedillo Lopez    25.09%

Congressional District 2

Madeline Hildebrandt    34.25%

Xochitl Torres Small    65.75%

Congressional District 3

Ben Ray Lujan    100%


Source:  http://www.dpnm.net/2018/03/10/democrats-bring-energy-to-pre-primary-convention/

Congrats to our new City Council Members!

After a long, hard fought campaign, results poured in Tuesday night for the Roswell municipal elections.  Democrats picked up 3 city council seats for the first time in what seems a generation.  As far back in my lifetime, and I’m 29 at the date of this blog, this has never been done so this is momentous to say the least breaking through a Republican stronghold.  Yes, municipal elections are supposed to be non-partisan; however, as the local newspaper published each candidate’s party affiliation, I feel even more compelled to congratulate our fellow Democrats on an unexpected victory!  I have confidence they will serve our community well and to the best of their abilities.  I also congratulate the others who won as well and for running clean campaigns.  I do believe in working together beyond party lines for the better of the community, so let’s so! – PWR


Welcome to the new website for the Democratic Party of Chaves County!  We recently created this page as of March 2018, so it’s still undergoing maintenance but we’ll do our best to keep it as up to date as possible.

“Divided there is little we can do.  United there is little we cannot do.” — John F. KennedyIn Memory of Tim