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Archive for October 5th, 2009

Judge Bill Moody ready for another long walk

From the NPT Inbox:

Campaign Announcement JUDGE BILL MOODY

EL PASO – Please join Judge Moody and his family as he announces his candidacy to become El Paso’s first statewide office holder in 160 years!

For 23 years, Judge Bill Moody has been a strong leader and voice for El Paso in state and local government.
His knowledge, fairness and experience are known across the state. He walked over 1,000 miles across Texas to bring awareness to El Paso and to campaign reform.

Judge Moody led the Democratic statewide ticket in 2006 with over 45% of vote and received almost 2 million votes. Moody strives to become the first El Paso statewide office holder as he continues to serve El Paso with commitment, enthusiasm and passion.

Elect EXPERIENCE, WISDOM and INTEGRITY. Vote for 23 years of proven leadership.
What: Moody Campaign Announcement
Date: October 7th
Time: Noon
Where: In front of the El Paso County Courthouse

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

October 5, 2009 at 6:30 pm

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EP Commissioners Court restores mobile voting

After a contentious discussion this morning, Commissioners Court voted 3-2 to restore $57,200 in funding for mobile voting in next spring’s party primaries.

UTEP political science professor Greg Rocha and others said parking the county’s three mobile voting vans for 11 days in the primaries would significantly reduce voter turnout.

Those vans would provide election polls at 33 locations during that period.

But the only organizations to speak up for restoring the funds commissioners cut last week were the El Paso Interreligious Sponsoring Organization and its sister group, Border Interfaith.

Voting against the funding were County Judge Anthony Cobos and Commissioner Dan Haggerty.

— David Crowder

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

October 5, 2009 at 3:30 pm

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