Candidate for House District 60, Rio Rancho
I am a Democrat! I strongly believe in the democratic values that have always supported the common person. I have worked tirelessly for those values. I am a member of the board of the Democratic Women of Sandoval County and member of Organizing for America.
Judge and Judicial Candidate for 2nd Judicial District, Div 10
Christina P. Argyres is a district court judge in the Second Judicial District of New Mexico. She was elected to the court in 2012 to a term which begins in 2013 and expires in January 2015. She is running for retention in 2014.
Candidate for House District 17, Albuquerque
Deborah has been a physical therapist for thirty-five years. Early in her career she developed a passion for home and community-based services and patient autonomy in decision-making. This prompted her to increasingly focus her work in healthcare administration, to attend law school to further her interests in health policy and advocacy and to eventually accept an appointment as Cabinet Secretary for the Department of Aging.
Marlene Baldinger is a registered nurse with experience in healthcare quality as well as risk management. Marlene serves as the Director of Risk Management and Corporate Compliance for Woods, a Langhorne, PA. Marlene is currently a member of the Lebanon Borough School Board and a candidate for the Lebanon Borough Town Council.
As the daughter of an immigrant Father and Mother who grew up in East Los Angeles, my Mexican parents instilled in me the importance of family, the value of hard work, the necessity of completing my education, and then giving back to my community.
Candidate for Dona Ana County Commission
Beth Bardwell lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico on the Rio Grande with her husband and two daughters. Beth has a Masters of Science in Biology from New Mexico State University (1999) and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law (1987). Her legal practice included labor law, Indian law, and criminal law, including work for the Navajo Nation and the City of Flagstaff, Arizona. After seven years practicing law, she fell in love with birding and returned to school to study biology. While at NMSU, Beth completed her Masters’ research on the adaptive significance of bill shape in Western Scrub Jays. Since receiving her Masters, Beth has been working to conserve freshwater and rivers within New Mexico and the Rio Grande basin through on-the-ground restoration and water policy reform at the local, state and federal level. In cooperation with the Elephant Butte Irrigation District, she spearheaded New Mexico’s first public-private partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to develop and implement a cooperative, market-based environmental water transaction program on the Rio Grande in Southern New Mexico. The objective of the water transaction program is to acquire water rights from willing sellers to benefit riparian habitat at 30 sites totaling over 500 acres by 2019. Prior to her current position at Audubon, Beth was a Program Officer for the Chihuahuan Desert Program of the World Wildlife Fund.
Darly is a Haitian-American who is married with three children. She is the recording secretary of NCNW and co-Founder of Families 2 Families Relief. She plans to run for the Board of Education and win.
Candidate for Maine State House Representative, District 39
Kelly Bickmore is currently working as the Operations Director for a national healthcare speciality company. She is a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience working in a variety of mental health settings. Kelly is an active volunteer in her community and has served as a school board director for over 10 years. Kelly has continued to support her small family business of construction and farming. She is a lifelong Mainer. Kelly lives in Newburgh with her children, Mathias and Claire, and a large group of cats, dogs, and horses.
Candidate for Maine State House Representative, District 17
Dauna Binder is a Democratic candidate for the Maine House of Representatives (District 17). A retired teacher, Ms. Binder is a lifelong advocate for Maine's children with a progressive agenda: pro-choice and pro-marriage equality.
Candidate for Maine State House Representative, District 83
Pamela works at Family Violence Project as the Legal Specialist. She is also a Professor at University of Maine with the Justice Studies Department and with the Behavioral/Human Services Department at Kennebec Valley Community College. She has an extensive academic and professional legal background, with a concentration in domestic violence and has been certified as an expert in domestic violence by the Texas School of Law. Academics include: Assoc. Criminal Justice, B.S. Criminal Psychology, Juris Doctor in Law, Studies in Divinity/Seminary, and is currently in the dissertation phase of her Ph D. Program in Criminal Psychology. Her professional background consists of positions held in law enforcement as a Domestic Violence Police Officer, a Special Agent with the Maine Judicial Branch, Guardian ad Litem in Child Protective Cases, and Assistant District Attorney in the office of the Domestic Violence Prosecutor.
Judicial Candidate for Second Judicial District Court, Division 4
Beatrice Brickhouse began her public service career as an officer in the United States Army. After graduating from law school in 1993, Judge Brickhouse began serving the citizens of New Mexico as an Assistant District Attorney, prosecuting felonies, including crimes against women and children. In 1996, she transitioned to private practice, representing indigent citizens in civil rights and criminal matters. Judge Brickhouse moved to Bernalillo County in 1999, and after taking time to start a family, served as a DWI hearing officer.
Candidate for House District 30, Albuquerque
It is my intention to be a citizen legislator, not a career politician; I wish to bring a fresh voice of an average citizen to the roundhouse.
A native of Santa Barbara, California; Claudia has lived in the Bay Area for the past 13 years. In 2001, she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a double bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies and Social Welfare. As a Berkeley student, Claudia was actively involved in a number of student organizations focused on increasing the recruitment and retention of Latino students to the UC Berkeley campus.
Candidate for District Attorney, 9th Judicial District
After attending Case Western University, where Jennifer Burrill received her Juris Doctorate with a concentration in litigation and international law, Burill was accepted to the bar in 2004. She has been practicing law in the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office as well as in her own private law practice in Clovis, where her experience in the court room ranges from criminal to family law cases. Burill’s accomplishments practicing law have gotten her recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Attorney.
Bernalillo County Chair; Candidate for Re-election
Candidate for House District 38, Silver City
Guadalupe Esperanza Cano is a native of Silver City, New Mexico. The granddaughter of a local Union leader, and the daughter of two local activists, she learned at a young age to be a voice for the people. Her interest in politics began with her high school student council, and she has been an active member of the Democratic party since she was eligible to vote twelve years ago. Her campaign experience involves working for candidates from local city council, all the way to President during the Obama campaign, but her passion is for state-level politics.
Shively City Council
Beverly is currently the Region Two Director of the Jefferson County Teachers Association as well as a Exceptional Child Education (ECE) Teacher at Stuart Middle School.
Candidate for Nevada State Board of Education
Judicial Candidate, Metro Court, Bernalillo County
Rosemary Cosgrove-Aguilar recently started serving as a criminal judge on the Metropolitan Court in 2013. Before that, she was the Special Commissioner for Domestic Violence in Family Court at the Second Judicial District Court for over 10 years. With her extensive knowledge and experience in law, Judge Cosgrove-Aguilar works as an adjunct professor at the University Of New Mexico Law School, where she teaches “Domestic Violence and the Law.” She has also presented on domestic violence at numerous seminars in New Mexico. Judge Cosgrove-Aguilar has given back to her community ever since she graduated from the University Of Arizona College of Law in 1990, where she graduated cum laude in her class. She has spent her time volunteering at the Domestic Violence Legal Helpline, the Albuquerque Rape Crisis Center, and for New Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office as a member of the Family Violence Protection Act Taskforce.
Judy Harris Davis, Baltimore City native, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Salisbury State College in 1977. Her Masters in Special Education is from University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Judy taught for twenty-two years on the Eastern Shore as an Early Childhood and Special Education Teacher. She is a National Board Certified Teacher/ Exceptional Needs Specialist.
Dr. Nyeisha DeWitt is the proud parent of three children who attend public schools in Oakland. She an active member of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee, Oakland Unified School District’s Truancy Task Force, Effective Teachers for Oakland Task Force, Measure Y Oversight Committee and she is the chair of the Measure A Citizens Oversight Committee. Working toward the goal of increasing jobs for Oakland residents and enhancing outcomes for young people, in her spare time, she serves as a member of a number of community-based committees.
Dane County Supervisor District 33
Candidate for House District 37
Joanne Ferrary is running for New Mexico’s State Representative for District 37. She ran for the position back in 2012 but was narrowly beat out by Republican Terry McMillan. Ferrary attended University of New Mexico as an undergraduate and then received her MBA at New Mexico State University. Most of her time as a student she spent raising a family as a single mom. After graduating, Ferrary went on to work for New Mexico Department of Transportation, where her passion for traffic safety, especially concerning DWIs, allowed her to create partnerships with the national and local governments in order to set up Community DWI Task Forces. New Mexico was once considered the state with the worst rate of fatal DWI accidents in the entire United States. After Ferrary put forth lots of hard work and passion into her education and awareness programs within the New Mexico community, the rate of fatal DWI accidents has been cut in half since the previous rate that was recorded 20 years ago. The citizens of New Mexico have Ferrary to thank for their traffic safety and awareness. Ferrary also spends a lot of her time continuing her work as a fighter for traffic safety by volunteering for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco, and Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico. Ferrary won the Democratic nomination in the primaries and will go on to face incumbent Terry McMillan for the State Representative position for Dictrict 37 in New Mexico.
Former State Legislature, District 25, Candidate for Re-election
A proud Arizonan for 40 years, Pat and her family moved to Sierra Vista in 1969 where she began to make personal and professional ties in the community. In 1981, she began working as an Army Department civilian at Fort Huachuca. She then learned how to manage complex government resources during her career with the Army as a budget analyst and a manpower allocations analyst. In August 2005, Pat retired with more than 24 years of service to the Army.
State Representative and Candidate for House District 43, Los Alamos
Stephanie is a native New Mexican who grew up in Silver City, New Mexico. It was there, that Stephanie learned from her mother and father the most important lesson in life; service to others is more valuable than service to self.
Candidate for Albuquerque City Council District 7
Diane is a volunteer ombudsman for the state of New Mexico in the department of Aging and Long Term Services. Her proudest achievement has been helping her very independent mother successfully transition to a caring nursing home...
Candidate for House District 68, West Side of Albuquerque
I was born on the island of Jamaica in the Caribbean where I lived until young adulthood when I left to get married to a former university classmate from another island. After several years of life as a peripatetic diplomatic spouse and mother of two shuttling back and forth between South America, the Caribbean and the United States, I started over and returned to teaching.
Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
Debra Haaland is running for election for the office of Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico as the first Native American to be considered for the prestigious position. Haaland attended the University of New Mexico as an undergraduate studying English and Professional Writing and later on received her law degree from UNM. She is a registered member of the Laguna Pueblo. Haaland is the first women in the company’s history to be elected as the Chairwoman of the Laguna Development Corporation Board of Directors, the second largest tribal gaming business in all of New Mexico. She is also serving on the Laguna Election Board and on the Laguna Housing Development Corporation Board of Directors. During President Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012, Haaland worked as the State Native American Vote Director for Organizing for America in New Mexico. Haaland’s hard work and dedication during the campaign led to a 60% voter turnout in the Pueblos and in the Apache and Navajo Nations.
Candidate for Maine State Representatives District 55
I am a Personal Support Specialist working with a quadreplegic in her home with Alpha One. I started my caregiving career as a Homemaker with Home Care for Maine back in 2003.
When I lost my other job, I moved up by taking the PSS course and started doing personal care for elders and those with disabilities in their homes. I left Home Care for Maine in February of 2009 and started working through Alpha One in March.
Candidate for State Senate, District 25
Dana Bushee Hernandez has a proven track record as a voice and advocate for those who need it the most. She believes that in order for our citizens to feel invested in their communities, they need to feel as though their voices are not forgotten. Dana knows that if we invest in our education system, protect our natural resources, and hold our government accountable to care for ALL people, Maine will continue to be the state we love.