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Harding County Commissioner At Large

Together with other members of the County Commission, represents the County and its interests in all case not otherwise provided for by law. Appoints elections officials to fill vacancies. The Commission is responsible for the County budget, County ordinances and resolutions, and zoning and business regulation in unincorporated areas, and sets policy for the operations of County government. Must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of district from which elected. Four-year term, no more than two terms in succession.

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    Evangeline Garrison
    (Rep)

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    Jerry E Hicks
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

1. How have your experience and education prepared you for this office?

2. What are the biggest challenges facing the county?

3. How would you address them?

4. What should the county do to support economic development?

5. How would you propose to balance growth with water scarcity in an increasingly arid state?

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Campaign Mailing Address 499 Bowman Rd
Roy, NM 87743
Campaign Phone 505-314-6275
I grew up in Harding County, and returned home after retirement. I have experience in governance of organizations (executive board and chair of a division of about 700 nuclear engineers, development of national consensus standards, and regulation that benefits the users.
Roads, housing, and economic development. Conservation of the agricultural production ability will be an ongoing challenge.
Roads - find the tools, funding, and personnel needed for the road superintendent to succeed. Much of the funding for county roads comes from the state. Several civil engineers who can provide valuable experience live in the county, The county is at the heart of preserving agriculture. I am on the supervisory board of the Mesa Soil Conservation District (the oldest in the state, formed in the dustbowl days of the 1920's & 30's) There is little windblown soil erosion now compared to the droughts of the 30's and 1950's. Housing may be helped by encouraging absentee property owners to sell to potential new residents.
We need to find ways to support health care, and encourage remote work for technical people who like our area. Harding county has produced many talented healthcare and technical personnel over the years.
We need to watch what is being done successfully now. There is water for local domestic and stock water if carefully managed.