Letters to the Editor (11/07/2012)

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Student needs info about N.M.
Editor:
Hi, I am writing to you from the smallest state in the union, Rhode Island. I am a seventh-grade student at Goff Junior High School in Pawtuket, R.I. In my geography class we are responsible for writing and making a poster project on a state. I chose to do my report on New Mexico. Could you please publish this letter in your paper so that your readers could help me on my project? So if your readers could send me information, pictures or tourist information it would help so much.
Matthew P.
Rhode Island

Editor’s note: Please bring or send material for Matthew P. to El Defensor Chieftain’s office in Socorro (200 Winkler SW) and we will forward everything we get except for duplicate materials. We will put the materials in the mail Nov. 13 so please bring things you wish to send by Monday, Nov. 12.

Congratulations new District V SEC trustee
Editor:
Congratulations to Mrs. Dorough on her successful win and to Mr. Green for both running a very clean campaign. Unlike our experience in District IV, where Mrs. Door’s signs were removed, stolen two nights before the election. We (since I have had several comments from neighbors) are in favor of all amendments discussed and voted on by the members in attendance.
I wonder how the District V membership would feel about lowering the trustees’ pay, to about $1,000 a year? And perhaps a suggested amendment to the by laws of the entire county, and SEC membership, on district voting. Since the entire membership voted on redistricting, it would all vote county-wide in each other’s district. Perhaps this would be a way to achieve what the majority of what “we” desire — an end to career politicians and a select few governing.
And as a response to Mr. Wolberg’s assumption that a “few,” reform members are in control — well lets see 119 in District IV, 108 in District V. If the reform members could vote in each other’s district, I am sure that a “few” of us would weed out the unnecessary trustees, and we would be better served since, as it stands now, whatever the trustee in the adjacent district says or votes on affects us all.
An open letter to the public via this newspaper from anyone in District V would be welcomed.
James Padilla
San Antonio