Election Results Warren L Robinson Sharon McDonald Historic Wins for Alamogordo City Commission
The unofficial votes are in and history was made in Alamogordo with the reelection with ease of Sharon McDonald over Alfonso Martinez in District 5 for the Alamogordo City Commission. Mrs. McDonald has been the most hands on and visible city commissioner with a hands on approach to get her hands dirty and do the hard work of community clean ups and renovations in her district. The voters of Alamogordo recognize the hard work and visibility in her determination and re-elected Mrs McDonald to the position with an unofficial vote count of 60% of the vote for McDonald verses 40% to Hernandez. Congratulations Mrs McDonald on success and reelection.
In a hard fought race for Alamogordo City Commissioner per unofficial results Reverend Warren L Robinson defeated the controversial appointed incumbent Karl Melton in an upset to the radical right.
Reverend Warren L Robinsons two decades plus of service to the Alamogordo community was recognized over newcomer and domestic partner to John Block. Robinson ran a campaign based upon decades of service to the Alamogordo community whereas Melton ran a campaign based upon endorsements from radicalized Republican far right extremist from outside of the county such as Stephanie Lord and Rebecca Dow that have nothing to do with Alamogordo.
Melton also pushed the endorsement of his domestic partner (a given), John Block and a client who paid him thousands for compliance reporting to the FEC, Yvette Herrell.
The unofficial results show Warren L Robinson as the victor in a tight race by 10 votes.
Melton has since conceded Wednesday morning…
Humbled, Mr. Warren L Robinson is pleased with the results but is awaiting the official outcome before making an official announcement of victory. He does extend his gratitude to his supporters and once the outcome is confirmed is eager to begin work in his new role as a city commissioner
In stunning results concerning the Alamogordo Public Schools the mil levy’s overwhelming passed with a majority of support. The college bond measure passed with overwhelming support however all 3 incumbent school board members were voted out of office.
The controversies around the school superintendent, the lawsuit filed by the Otero County Sheriff’s wife, Lorrie Black against the school system and the influence of the radical Moms of Liberty all had an influence on the outcome.
The Alamogordo NEA endorsed incumbent candidates all lost raising concerns and significant uncertainty, from members, as to what to expect, upon swearing in, of a new school board in the new year.
The Trustees race in Tularosa and Cloudcroft respectively resulted in newcomers to the political scene winning.
The District 8 trustee position in Tularosa saw Mark Garwood garner 393 votes. He was opposed by Antonia Moheit, 194 votes, Ali Kassam, 60 votes, Manuel Brusuelas, 211 votes, and Stephanie DuBois with 176 votes.
The District 9 trustee position in Cloudcroft saw Tabitha Foster win 51 votes to her opponents Matthew Lockner, 32 votes, and Timothy King, 34 votes, as reported in early election results.
The race in Tularosa for mayor unseated the controversial incumbent mayor Margaret Trujillo with an overwhelming victory by Deborah Lynn Cooksey 57% to 21% and John Gregory receiving 22% of the vote.
In Cloudcroft the mayors race is decided with Vincent C Turner owner of the Burro Exchange as the victor.
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