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Dr. Michael Johnson

Oh my, another left wing gender counter here. Yes, of course everything has to be PC and the quota has to be filled to reflect "what we look like", not who is the best person. This lady is totally unqualified for this job, yes, there are others who also are in the Senate, but why knowingly put another one in? She is not a New Mexican, and I would offer that living in Taos for a short time hardly qualifies her to understand the state's problems, like in my part of this district for instance. Anthropology and the ubiquitous "public administration" faux degrees also are not qualifiers. She is also a partisan political activist/organizer, pushing very one-sided, biased issues, and knows about as much about "climate" as Greta, she is no scientist with any climate experience, but a load of political bias, opinions, and preconceived notions from other partisan political operatives. If she is so well qualified, let her run against a decent choice to step in and start governing, Mr. Gonzales. A "fresh voice" is not necessarily a good voice when it comes to politicians. But, I suspect old Mich thinks just like Milan here, so get ready for a quota pick........she can't resist her biases......the people will get another incompetent legislator to represent us.

BARRY SILVER

having followed mike johnson's entertaining comments, as they dance from topic to topic, i suggest he book a stage somewhere in town so that his many fans can see and hear him declaim in person with hyperbolic thrust and trenchentless analysis on whatever comes to mind. dress would be casual: jeans, a silk smoking jacket, kimonos for those so inclined or even knickerbockers

Nicoletta Munroe

One of the issues in the New Mexico state legislature is that not only are few women present, few people are there who possess a law degree. When people serve without a foundation in the law, there is an increase in the chance that they will be prey for lobbyists and haphazard legislation. Santa Fe needs a law school. Santa Fe is home to the legislature, the New Mexico Supreme Court, the Office of the Attorney General, the Office of the Secretary of State, and other state agencies. Why is there not a law school here, that people whom want to run for office may become educated at the level that is necessary for those offices?

Dr. Michael Johnson

"Why is there not a law school here,..." Because there is no university here, and never will be, simple. And the thought of more and more lawyers in NM makes me ill.

Khal Spencer

Think of all the lawyers in Congress and how well that august institution is run.

Barry Rabkin

Thankfully, no reporter or politician can mandate to people who to vote for.

Stephen Fox

Senate seats are won by whoever runs for them and wins them. If women ran for those offices, many more would win. There is no independent defining chauvinism orchestrating the percentages in the NM Senate. More women should run, and then that 78% would drop to 50%.

On this particular appointment, for replacing Carlos Cisneros, I do thank you for putting forth Ortez's credentials in a straightforward and thorough manner.

I am certain the Governor will do the right thing, and not just the politically expedient thing.

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