Short Note Of Appreciation

By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)

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Just a short post to thank everyone who helped with the election process in Edgewood.  Whether you personally helped with my campaign or the campaign of others, you were part of the process that is so important to this country and this community.  To the poll workers and Edgewood Town Staff, thank you for completing a hard, trying  job under difficult circumstances.

Here are the results for the candidates in the Edgewood election:

  • Ring – 365
  • Simmons – 350
  • Felton – 273

Here are the results for the bond referendums:

  • Facilities 491 against 110 for
  • Roads      454 against 147 for

All Results Unofficial Until Canvassing On March 5, 2010

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You Want Your Say — You Have To Play…In Edgewood, New Mexico

Edgewood, NM 87015

By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)

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We won’t get personal or get into naming places and faces, but a referendum held in a small village passed with a total (pro and con) 14 votes being cast.  Was the bond issue for a good purpose?  Like all bond issues it depends on points of view of the folks participating.  Trouble is, with this referendum, 14 total votes from a population of what … 100?  That would be 14 percent , but the truth is tougher to take than the low percentage of the total vote in the example given.

Eleven people voted for the issue, while 3 voted against the issue.  The bond amount was a cool million bucks, the school district has around 300 students and the total population of the district is 1000 souls, not 100.  Property taxes will increase, with folks that paid $1000 in property taxes last year paying an extra $10.57  in addition for the term of the bond.

Edgewood has two bond issues coming up.  If one or both pass, Edgewood property taxes will increase.  The passing of the bonds may be seen as favorable by some and not desired by others.  Whatever the citizens’ preference might be, we believe it is important for every person affected to understand the benefits of the bond’s purposes and downside, if any, to a property tax increase.

We’re not trying to be coy or evasive, but if you want to find out about the bond issues it is best that you check the details for yourself.  You can find the details by going here. Should you desire, you can print the information brochure and use it in discussions with friends and neighbors.

Back to the story on the school district that passed a million dollar bond by a margin of 11 votes out of a total of 14 votes cast, you can read all about it here.

Educate yourself about Edgewood’s bond issues and decide which way you wish to cast your ballots.  Just don’t be someone who later regrets the result of the bond election because you didn’t vote.  Remember, Edgewood made the national news when a tied election had to be decided by a game of chance.  Yes Virginia, one vote really can make a difference.

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Three Sign For Council Positions In Edgewood

By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009)

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The close time for candidates to sign for Edgewood Town Council election was 5:00 PM yesterday (January 5, 2010).  According to the Town Clerk the two incumbents, whose terms are due to expire in March of this year declared their intent to run again along with one other candidate.

If there are no “write-in” candidates  declaring  within the specified time, then Rita-Loy Simmons (incumbent) Glenn Felton (incumbent) and Charles (Chuck) Ring will be the only candidates running for the two spots.  Registration for write-in candidates will be from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on January 12, 2010.

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