Unified Action: October 2019

Reach out to the people in your Personal Influence Network and tell them about the Local Election

Sponsored by the PVA Executive Committee, www.pva-nm.org

The issue

Voting is essential to our democracy. It’s also important that we advocate for the candidates we believe in. A friend’s recommendation can have a big influence on how we vote. 

Encourage your network of friends to vote in this important election – every vote makes a difference.

Reach out to friends and family members who might not normally vote and let them know which candidates you support!

What we are asking

Urge those in your Personal Influence Network to vote for the candidate or candidates you believe are most qualified.


  • The Regular Local Election will be held TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2019
  • Early Voting is from October 8 to November 2
  • Voting at the Doña Ana County Building: Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm, and Sat. Nov. 2: 10am-6pm
  • Alternate Early Voting Locations: October 19-November 2, Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-7pm
 1. Las Cruces City Hall
 2. NMSU Corbett Center
 3. Sonoma Elementary
 4. Doña Ana Community College Sunland Park
 5. Hatch High School
 6. Dolores C Wright Educational Center
 7. Anthony City Hall

On Tuesday, November 5, you can vote at any Voting Convenience Center. For a complete list, visit dacelections.com.


All voters in the City can vote for Mayor & Municipal Judge. Voters who live in City Council Districts 1, 2, & 4 will be able to vote for city councilor. Voters living south of Hatch in Doña Ana County can vote for three supervisors for the Doña Ana Soil and Water Conservation District. School Board Districts 4 & 5 are on the ballot, as well as the Las Cruces Public Schools Capital Improvement Question and the Doña Ana Community College General Obligation Bond. 

The following candidates or their representatives have attended PVA meetings to ask for support.

Running for Mayor

Ken Miyagishima, for more information visit mayorken.com
Gina Montoya-Ortega, for more information visit ginaforlcmayor.com
Gregory Z. Smith, for more information visit www.gregzsmith.org

Running for City Council, District 1

Kasandra Gandara, for more information visit kasandraforlascruces.com
Shelly Nichols-Shaw, for more information @FB:Shelly-Nichols-Shaw-for-District-1-Las-Cruces

Running for City Council, District 2

Tessa Abeyta Stuve, for more information visit tessafortwo.com

Running for City Council, District 4

Johana Bencomo, for more information visit johana4lc.com
Antoinette Reyes, for more information visit www.antoinettereyes.com

Running for Municipal Judge I (Presiding Judge)

Joy Goldbaum, for more information visit joygoldbaum.com

Running for Doña Ana Soil and Water Conservation District

Kurt Anderson, for more information visit www.dacsoilandwater.com
Christopher Cardenas, for more information www.dacsoilandwater.com
Fernando Clemente, for more information visit www.dacsoilandwater.com

Running for Las Cruces School Board, District 4

Margaret Mendoza, for more information @FB:Margaret-Mendoza-for-LCPS-district-4
Teresa Tenorio, for more information visit www.teresa4lcps.com

Running for Las Cruces School Board, District 5

Ed Frank, for more information visit EdFrank4LCPS.com

Several individuals have asked us to Vote YES on the Bond and Mill Levy questions: 

Las Cruces Public Schools Capital Improvement Question, for more information visit http://www.lcps.net/2019/09/27/las-cruces-public-school-buildings-election-hb33/

Doña Ana Community College General Obligation Bond, for more information visit http://www.lascrucesbulletin.com/stories/november-ballot-includes-bond-to-benefit-doa-ana-community-college,2219