Doña Ana County Democrats came out in force to join together in the spirit of harmony at the Doña Ana County Democratic Party Unity Breakfast. The enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd that joined together at Andelé Restaurant in Mesilla showed its readiness to work to elect the Democratic ticket in New Mexico’s second largest county.
The gathering heard from leading southern New Mexico Democrats including Christy French, Chair of the County Party, Evelyn Madrid Erhard, the Democratic candidate for Congress in New Mexico’s 2nd District, Joseph Cervantes, Democratic nominee for State Senate in District 31, Democratic Party Vice-Chair Stephanie DuBois, State Democratic Committeewoman Joni Gutierrez, and past Committeewoman Mary Gail Gwaltney.
Others on hand to rally the crowd were State Senator Mary Jane Garcia, State Representatives Mary Helen Garcia and Rudy Martinez, Democratic State Senate candidate Bill Soules, and State Representative Democratic nominees Bill McCamley and Phillip Archuleta.
Doña Ana County elected officials, candidates, and former candidates in attendance were County Clerk Lynn Ellins, Mark D’Antonio, the Democratic candidate for District Attorney, County Commissioners Leticia Duarte Benevidez and Billy Garrett, County Commission nominee David Garcia, and Judicial nominees Marci Beyer, Darren Kugler and Mary Rosner. In the spirit of unity Commissioner Scott Krahling and Alex Cotoia who lost their primary contests on June 5 were also on hand to rally the group.