Candidates to host public weekend events in Taos

Apodaca, Luján Grisham, Ben Ray Luján at three venues


Taoseños have opportunities this weekend to chat up politicos running for gubernatorial and Congressional seats.

Two of three Democrats vying for the party's gubernatorial nomination in the June 5 primary will be on hand over the weekend. Jeff Apodaca, sitting U.S. Rep. Michelle Luján Grisham for New Mexico's 1st District and state Sen. Joseph Cervantes of Las Cruces are all hoping to be their party's nominee for New Mexico governor for the November general election.

Gubernatorial candidate Jeff Apodaca will be in Taos for a free public meet-and-greet this Saturday (April 21) from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Treehouse Bar and Lounge at Lambert's of Taos, 123 Bent Street. Apodaca is the son of former New Mexico Gov. Jerry Apodaca and former media executive turned entrepreneur.

On Sunday (April 22) beginning at 4 p.m., Luján Grisham also a candidate for New Mexico governor, will be available to discuss her plans and policies at the southside Guadalajara Grill, 1384 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur. She is an attorney and has represented the 1st District in Congress since 2013.

Finally, incumbent Congressman Ben Ray Luj´an will be on hand Monday (April 23) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the campground just west of the Taos Junction Bridge in the Orilla Verde Recreation Area near Pilar. Luján is in the area to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the creation of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. The event, hosted by the Rio Grande del Norte Coalition.

Luján has represented the 3rd Congressional District since 2009.