Sharon Stover: She stood silent, every time.

 

He said a judge was unfair because he is “Mexican”

 

Republican Sharon Stover was silent

He bragged about sexually assaulting women.

 

Not a word from Sharon Stover

When is enough enough?

 

Apparently, not yet for Sharon Stover

If he won’t stand up to Trump

How will he stand up for you?

 

No on Sharon Stover for State Representative

Trump: “They don’t look like Indians to me.” State Representative Sharon Clahchischilliage refuses to denounce Trump.

 

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Donald Trump mocked the disabled and bragged about assaulting women.

 

And Sharon Clahchischilliage endorsed Trump anyway

 

 

Trump called Native Americans he was competing against in the gaming business criminals and said “these people sure don’t look like Indians to me”

 

And Sharon Clahchischilliage not only didn’t denounce him, she endorsed Trump.

 

Trump “Claimed That Indian Reservations Had Fallen Under Mob Control” And “Portrayed Members Of A Tribe In Upstate New York As Cocaine Traffickers And Career Criminals.” According to the Washington Post, “Donald Trump claimed that Indian reservations had fallen under mob control. He secretly paid for more than $1 million in ads that portrayed members of a tribe in Upstate New York as cocaine traffickers and career criminals.” [Washington Post, 7/25/16]

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[Washington Post, 7/25/16]

 

A Native American leader called Trump’s comments, quote demeaning and racist, unquote.

 

 

Rick Hill, Former Chairman Of The National Indian Gaming Association On Trump: “It’s Just Not Appropriate; It’s Demeaning And It’s Racist.” According to the Washington Post, “The comments offended Native Americans across the country, said Rick Hill, who at the time was chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, a nonprofit group that lobbied government officials on behalf of tribes. ‘The same thing goes through my head now when I hear him,’ Hill said. ‘It’s just not appropriate; it’s demeaning and it’s racist.’” [Washington Post, 7/25/16]

 

It’s clear, Sharon Clahchischilliage has betrayed us. She endorsed Trump and signed on to help him as co-chair of his Native American coalition.

 

Clahchischilliage Was A Member Of “The Leadership Of Donald Trump’s Newly-Announced Native American Coalition.” According to the NM Political Report, “A New Mexico state representative is among the leadership of Donald Trump’s newly-announced Native American coalition. Four New Mexicans are part of the group, but the biggest name is Sharon Clachischilliage, a state representative from Kirtland.” [NM Political Report, 10/31/16]
But Sharon Clahchischilliage has always lacked moral courage.

 

She’s been accused of bullying her employees and forcing them to resign.

 

Clahchischilliage Was Accused Of “Malicious Interrogation” Of Employees That Forced Them To Resign. The Navajo Times reported, “The workers said Johnson, who was supported by Shirley for a position in the Washington office, and Curtis, who worked for two years at the Navajo Department of Justice before transferring to the Washington office, were forced to resign after repeated ‘malicious interrogation’ by Clahchischilliage.” [Navajo Times, 11/13/03]

 

Clahchischilliage Was Accused Of Improperly Hiring Non-Navajo Employees And Angrily Confronting Two Navajo Employees In Front Of Non-Native Employees. The Navajo Times reported, “Council Delegate Wallace Charley (Shiprock), in a Nov. 3 interview, said four delegates brought up concerns involving Clahchischilliage’s hiring of non-Navajos at the Washington office. Charley said those concerns apparently got Clahchischilliage upset because she called a staff meeting at Denny’s in St. Michaels and ‘really went after’ two Navajo employees in front of three non-Navajo employees that evening (Oct. 20).” [Navajo Times, 11/13/03]

 

Clahchischilliage “Came Under Fire In The [Navajo] Council For Terminating Three Long-Time Staffers” In 2003. The Navajo Times reported, “Sharon Clahchischilliage, Washington office director, came under fire in the council for terminating three long-time staffers last year.” [Navajo Times, 9/2/04]

 

And her own campaign staff accused her of illegal personal use of campaign funds.

 

Clahchischilliage’s Campaign Manager And Other Aides Quit With A Week Left To Go Over Allegations She Was Misusing Campaign Funds. The Associated Press reported, “She spent the last week before the election with only one campaign worker after her campaign manager and two other staff members quit over what she called ‘philosophical issues.’ Her former campaign manager Mark Wilson met with Vigil-Giron and alleged Clahchischilliage had misused campaign funds. No official complaints were filed. Clahchischilliage said before the election that she has nothing to hide and would be willing to make her books available for inspection.” [AP, 11/6/02]

 

Clahchischilliage Said Ex-Campaign Staff Who Accused Her Of Misusing Campaign Funds Were “Disgruntled Employees” Who “Don’t Want Me To Win This Election.” The Albuquerque Journal reported, “The Republican candidate for secretary of state said Tuesday that former members of her campaign staff are trying to damage her candidacy by alleging she misused campaign contributions. ‘There is no improper use of campaign funds none,’ Sharon Clahchischilliage said Tuesday in a telephone interview. ‘These are disgruntled employees, and it’s clear to me they don’t want me to win this election.’” [Albuquerque Journal, 10/30/02]

 

Clahchischilliage’s Campaign Manager – Her 2nd Of The Campaign – Quit, Informing GOP Officials He “Did Not Want My Name Associated With Illegal Or Unethical Behavior.” The Albuquerque Journal reported, “Questions arose about Clahchischilliage’s campaign after Mark Wilson, her second campaign manager, resigned earlier this month. Wilson sent state GOP officials an e-mail saying he was quitting because he did not want ‘my name associated with illegal or unethical behavior.’” [Albuquerque Journal, 10/30/02]

 

Clahchischilliage’s Former Finance Director And Scheduler Separately Accused Her Of Using Campaign Funds To Pay For Personal Expenditures. The Albuquerque Journal reported, “Dianne Torrance, Clahchischilliage’s former finance director, and Tiffany Brazil, Clahchischilliage’s former scheduler, alleged in separate telephone interviews that Clahchischilliage had spent campaign contributions on personal expenditures.” [Albuquerque Journal, 10/30/02]

 

Clahchischilliage’s Campaign Manager Accused Her Of Unspecified Issues With Handling Her Campaign Contributions. The Albuquerque Journal reported, “Wilson did not detail any alleged behavior in the e-mail, but he told the Journal last week he was concerned about how Clahchischilliage was handling her campaign contributions. Wilson said he had not filed a formal complaint with the state attorney general or secretary of state. Two other former staff members of Clahchischilliage’s campaign subsequently contacted the Journal to support Wilson’s allegations.” [Albuquerque Journal, 10/30/02]

 

Like Trump, Sharon Clahchischilliage does what’s right for her and betrays us.

 

This November, say no to State Representative Sharon Clahchischilliage and yes to a Democrat. Because one Trump is enough.

 

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Paul Pacheco: Missed 119 votes as our legislator. Still took home full-time legislator pay.

State Representative Paul Pacheco is supposed to be fighting for us in Santa Fe.

 

But Paul Pacheco didn’t even bother to show up for work. He missed 119 votes, yet he did manage to collect his $28,000 in taxpayer funded per diem.

Total for legislators serving 2013-2014: $13830

Total for legislators serving 2015-2016: $14790

[FOR HD23/ Pacheco: total since first election in 2013, $28,620

Pacheco Missed 97 Votes During The 2015-16 Legislative Session. According to the New Mexico Legislature, Pacheco missed 26 votes during the 2016 legislative session and 71 votes during the 2015 legislative session. [New Mexico Legislature]

Pacheco Missed 22 Votes From 2012-2014. [New Mexico Legislature]

And records show, on the same days he skipped 27 votes, Pacheco still found the time to meet with lobbyists from oil & gas companies.

Paul Pacheco Met With Michael D’Antonio, A Lobbyist For The New Mexico Oil & Gas Association, On March 3, 5, And 18, 2015 At Rio Chama To “Discuss Pending Legislation.” According to the New Mexico Secretary of State, Paul Pacheco met with Michael D’Antonio, a lobbyist for the New Mexico Oil & Gas Association, on March 3, March 5, and March 18, 2015 to “discuss pending legislation.” [New Mexico Secretary of State, accessed 7/13/16; New Mexico Secretary of State, accessed 7/13/16]

3/3/15: Pacheco Was Excused From The House’s Vote On HB 332, A Bill To Reduce Probation Time For Good Behavior. [New Mexico Legislature, HB 332, 3/3/15]

3/5/15: Pacheco Was Absent For A Vote On HB 520, A Bill Extending “The Deduction From Gross Receipts From Transformational Acquisition Programs Performing Research And Development, Test And Evaluation At New Mexico Major Range With” DOD. [New Mexico Legislature, HB 520, 3/5/15]

3/18/15: Pacheco Was Excused From 25 Votes. [New Mexico Legislature, accessed 7/13/16]

Maybe that’s because Pacheco took almost $38,000 in campaign contributions from oil & gas companies.

Pacheco Received $38,775 In Campaign Contributions From Oil & Gas Companies. According to the New Mexico Secretary of State, Pacheco received $38,775 in campaign contributions from oil & gas companies. [New Mexico Secretary of State, accessed 10/13/16]

And, one vote he managed to make, was to prevent local governments from banning fracking in neighborhoods where it isn’t wanted.

Pacheco Voted For HB 366, The Oil And Gas State Preemption During The 2015 Legislative Session. According to the New Mexico State Legislature, Pacheco voted for HB 366, the oil and gas state preemption bill. [New Mexico Legislature, HB 366, 3/10/15]

HB 366 “Would Have Invalidated Any County And Municipality Ordinance Relating To Oil And Gas Law, Including Zoning Ordinances – Removing The Critical Flexibility That Communities Need To Protect The Public Interest On A Local Scale.” According to Conservation New Mexico, “Counties and municipalities have the power to adopt local ordinances that best suit community needs and interests. To date, some communities have passed ordinances restricting certain aspects of oil and gas production in response to concerns of water contamination and health risks. HB 366 would have invalidated any county and municipality ordinance relating to oil and gas law, including zoning ordinances–removing the critical flexibility that communities need to protect the public interest on a local scale.” [Conservation New Mexico, accessed 6/28/16]

HB 366 Would “Limit Local Control And Gives The State Oil Conservation Division And Oil Conservation Commission Exclusive Authority To Regulate Oil And Gas Extraction.” According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, “On a 37-28 vote, the House passed an amended version of House Bill 366, which limits local control and gives the state Oil Conservation Division and Oil Conservation Commission exclusive authority to regulate oil and gas extraction, well siting and processing except on tribal lands.” [Santa Fe New Mexican, 3/10/15]

Pacheco’s record: 119 skipped votes for us, but hard at work for his oil and gas friends.

 

Paul Pacheco is great at delivering for them, and leaving us with the check.

 

State Representative Paul Pacheco lacks the character to be our state representative.

 

This November, send a message to politicians like Paul Pacheco, if you won’t fight for us, we won’t vote for you.

 

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Where IS State Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes?

Republican State Representative Sarah Maestas Barnes just isn’t there for us.

But, she is there for oil & gas companies…

Republican Maestas Barnes took over $46,000 from Oil & Gas companies…

Maestas Barnes Received $46,250 In Campaign Contributions From Oil & Gas Companies. According to the New Mexico Secretary of State, Maestas Barnes has accepted $46,250 in campaign contributions from oil and gas companies. [New Mexico Secretary of State, accessed 10/13/16]

Then she turned around and voted to eliminate local control and to allow fracking wherever those companies want – even in your backyard, without your permission.

barnes-from-la-gop-women-fb-2Maestas Barnes Voted For HB 366, The Oil And Gas State Preemption During The 2015 Legislative Session. According to the New Mexico State Legislature, Maestas Barnes voted for HB 366, the oil and gas state preemption. [New Mexico Legislature, HB 366, 3/10/15]

HB 366 “Would Have Invalidated Any County And Municipality Ordinance Relating To Oil And Gas Law, Including Zoning Ordinances – Removing The Critical Flexibility That Communities Need To Protect The Public Interest On A Local Scale.” According to Conservation New Mexico, “Counties and municipalities have the power to adopt local ordinances that best suit community needs and interests. To date, some communities have passed ordinances restricting certain aspects of oil and gas production in response to concerns of water contamination and health risks. HB 366 would have invalidated any county and municipality ordinance relating to oil and gas law, including zoning ordinances–removing the critical flexibility that communities need to protect the public interest on a local scale.” [Conservation New Mexico, accessed 6/28/16]

HB 366 Would “Limit Local Control And Gives The State Oil Conservation Division And Oil Conservation Commission Exclusive Authority To Regulate Oil And Gas Extraction.” According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, “On a 37-28 vote, the House passed an amended version of House Bill 366, which limits local control and gives the state Oil Conservation Division and Oil Conservation Commission exclusive authority to regulate oil and gas extraction, well siting and processing except on tribal lands.” [Santa Fe New Mexican, 3/10/15]

But she was there for her family… Maestas Barnes concealed her husband’s company has been paid over 440,000 of your tax dollars… and counting

T&D Fortress LLC, A Company That Listing Harry Barnes As Its Registered Agent, Was Paid $91,638 For FY16 Rent By The Human Services Department For A Building In Albuquerque. According to the New Mexico Sunshine Portal, T&D Fortress LLC was paid $91,638 for “FY16 rent of building” by the Human Services Department. [New Mexico Sunshine Portal, accessed 7/13/16]

Harry Barnes, Jr. Was The Registered Agent For T&D Fortress LLC. According to the New Mexico Secretary of State, Harry Barnes, Jr. was the registered agent for T&D Fortress LLC. [New Mexico Secretary of State, accessed 7/13/16]

In Total, The Human Services Department Has Paid T&D Fortress Over $442,000 For Rent Since 2011

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)An up-and-coming republican state lawmaker who holds a key seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives did not report a $91,000 annual deal to rent space to a state agency, as required by New Mexico’s financial disclosure law for elected officials…

Like all legislators, Maestas Barnes is required to disclose information about how she and her husband, Harry Barnes Jr., make a living. Her first two financial disclosure forms listed income from her work as an attorney and from her husband’s company, Transmission & Distribution Services, LLC. The part of those forms that asks whether an elected official or their spouse has provided “goods or services in excess of $5,000” to a state agency in the prior year is blank for both 2015 and 2016; the lease agreement clearly meets that standard.

But, Maestas Barnes hasn’t been there for our seniors….

She voted to cut 77% of funding from senior programs — money that would have fed needy seniors, repaired senior centers, and provided critical in-home services so our seniors could stay in their own homes and avoid emergency room visits.

Maestas Barnes Voted For SB 159 In 2015, The Severance Tax Bond Projects Bill Which Reduced “Senior Citizen Projects Totaling $8.5 Million” [SB 159, 2015 Fiscal Impact Report, 3/21/15]

SB 159 “Cut 77 Percent Of Funding From Projects For Senior Citizens” And $1.6 Million From A “Critical Home Service Program That Reduces Costly Emergency Room Visits For Seniors.” According to ProgressNow NM and the New Mexico House Democrats, “House Republicans cut 77 percent of funding from projects for senior citizens — projects that would have fed hungry senior citizens and fixed collapsing roofs in senior centers. Over $1.6 million was cut from Los Volcanes, Rio Rancho, and Tijeras Senior Centers, as well as from a critical home service program that reduces costly emergency room visits for seniors.” [ProgressNow NM, 4/8/15]

Republican State Representative Sarah Maestas Barnes. She’s not there for us when we need her, why should we be there for her on election day?

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Fracking in your backyard? Coming soon thanks to State Rep. John Zimmerman

It’s clear Republican State Representative John Zimmerman is not on our side.

 

Zimmerman gave mining companies a sweetheart deal that threatens our clean drinking water.

Zimmerman’s Bill Would Allow Mines To Stay On Standby “For Up To 100 Years And Reopen With No Public Notice.”  According to the Silver City Daily Press & Independent, “Mines could suspend operations but remain on standby for up to 100 years and reopen with no public notice under House Bill 625, sponsored by Rep. John Zimmerman, R-Las Cruces. […] But a provision that would remove a cap on the number of years a mine can remain on standby would be a big concern for Grant County and the Silver City area, which is near two open-pit copper mines that cover thousands of acres — some of the largest in the nation, Siwik said. Currently, a mine can remain on standby for five years at a time, up to 20 years. At the end of each five-year term, the company can request to extend the period. If a company wants to reopen a mine, the Mining and Minerals Division and the public must be notified, and a hearing must held to determine if any changes are needed to the original mine operation permit. Under HB 625, a mine could essentially remain on standby for at least 100 years. If at any time a mine’s operators wanted to reopen, they would need only alert the state in a letter. No public review of the request or the mine’s operating permit would be required under the bill.” [Silver City Daily Press & Independent, 3/13/15]

Zimmerman’s Bill Also Removed “A Provision Of The Mining Act” Requiring A “Company That Closes A Mine To Ensure That The Site Is Reclaimed” So That “It Never Presents A Threat To Groundwater.” According to the Silver City Daily Press & Independent, “Siwik said the bill also removes a provision of the Mining Act that requires a company that closes a mine to ensure that the site is reclaimed in such a way that it never presents a threat to groundwater and meets environmental standards. If an older open-pit mine, like Freeport McMoRan’s copper mine near Silver City, closed now, it would have to continually pump out water collecting in the pits and treat it to prevent contamination from seeping into groundwater as part of its reclamation. The act encourages new mines to be designed in such a way that they won’t require continual care after they are closed.” [Silver City Daily Press & Independent, 3/13/15]

He took $17,000 from oil and gas companies and voted to take away local government’s ability to stop them from fracking where ever they want.

No one thought we needed local laws to stop fracking in our neighborhoods until it happened to residents of Rio Rancho last year.

OKLAHOMA COMPANY PROPOSES TO EXPLORE FOR OIL NEAR RIO RANCHO …

Nov 12, 2015 – One of the nation’s largest oil producers has set its eyes on Sandoval County, with an application for exploratory drilling scheduled to be heard …

Zimmerman Took $17,700 In Contributions From Oil & Gas Interests. According to the New Mexico Secretary of State, John Zimmerman took $17,700 in contributions from oil & gas interests. [New Mexico Secretary of State, accessed 9/27/16]

Zimmerman Supported “An Oil And Gas State Preemption Bill – Which Would Give The State The Authority To Allow Oil And Gas Drilling Anywhere, Even When A Municipal Or County Ordinance Prohibits It.” According to the Silver City Daily Press & Independent, “While he too voted in favor of industrial hemp farming, that was the sole issue where Republican Rep. John Zimmerman agreed with CVNM, earning the freshman representative a score of only 8 percent “pro-conservation.” The key issues on which CVNM and Zimmerman disagreed were an oil and gas state preemption bill — which would give the state the authority to allow oil and gas drilling anywhere, even when a municipal or county ordinance prohibits it; a bill to allow the privatization of several government agencies; and a move to reduce renewable portfolio standards, removing incentives for companies to move toward renewable energy. [Silver City Daily Press & Independent, 10/23/15]

HB 366 “Would Have Invalidated Any County And Municipality Ordinance Relating To Oil And Gas Law, Including Zoning Ordinances – Removing The Critical Flexibility That Communities Need To Protect The Public Interest On A Local Scale.” According to Conservation New Mexico, “Counties and municipalities have the power to adopt local ordinances that best suit community needs and interests. To date, some communities have passed ordinances restricting certain aspects of oil and gas production in response to concerns of water contamination and health risks. HB 366 would have invalidated any county and municipality ordinance relating to oil and gas law, including zoning ordinances–removing the critical flexibility that communities need to protect the public interest on a local scale.” [Conservation New Mexico, accessed 6/28/16], Zimmerman voted YES.

HB 366 Would “Limit Local Control And Gives The State Oil Conservation Division And Oil Conservation Commission Exclusive Authority To Regulate Oil And Gas Extraction.” According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, “On a 37-28 vote, the House passed an amended version of House Bill 366, which limits local control and gives the state Oil Conservation Division and Oil Conservation Commission exclusive authority to regulate oil and gas extraction, well siting and processing except on tribal lands.” [Santa Fe New Mexican, 3/10/15]

Republican State Representative John Zimmerman is great at looking out for his corporate pals, too bad his job is to look out for us.

 

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“Fracking in your backyard? Coming soon thanks to State Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes”


No one thought we’d need laws prohibiting oil and gas drilling in our neighborhoods.  That was until an out-of-state oil company tried to drill for oil in a Rio Rancho residentially-zoned neighborhood.

Oklahoma company proposes to explore for oil near Rio Rancho …

Nov 12, 2015 – One of the nation’s largest oil producers has set its eyes on Sandoval County, with an application for exploratory drilling scheduled to be heard …

Local officials scrambled to block the move, drawing big crowds of voters who showed up to opposed the company’s plan.

But Sarah Maestas Barnes had a different idea.

Maestas Barnes has taken thirty-nine thousand eight hundred dollars in contributions from big oil and gas companies. She voted to eliminate local control and allow fracking wherever energy companies want, even in your backyard, without your permission.

The bill she voted for “invalidated” local zoning ordinances prohibiting drilling and fracking in neighborhoods.

Maestas Barnes Received $39,800 In Campaign Contributions From Oil & Gas Interests. According to the New Mexico Secretary of State, Maestas Barnes received $39,800 in campaign contributions from oil & gas interests. [New Mexico Secretary of State, accessed 6/28/16]

HB 366 “Would Have Invalidated Any County And Municipality Ordinance Relating To Oil And Gas Law, Including Zoning Ordinances – Removing The Critical Flexibility That Communities Need To Protect The Public Interest On A Local Scale.” According to Conservation New Mexico, “Counties and municipalities have the power to adopt local ordinances that best suit community needs and interests. To date, some communities have passed ordinances restricting certain aspects of oil and gas production in response to concerns of water contamination and health risks. HB 366 would have invalidated any county and municipality ordinance relating to oil and gas law, including zoning ordinances–removing the critical flexibility that communities need to protect the public interest on a local scale.” [Conservation New Mexico, accessed 6/28/16], Sarah Maestas Barnes voted YES.

HB 366 Would “Limit Local Control And Gives The State Oil Conservation Division And Oil Conservation Commission Exclusive Authority To Regulate Oil And Gas Extraction.” According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, “On a 37-28 vote, the House passed an amended version of House Bill 366, which limits local control and gives the state Oil Conservation Division and Oil Conservation Commission exclusive authority to regulate oil and gas extraction, well siting and processing except on tribal lands.” [Santa Fe New Mexican, 3/10/15]