Twenty-six-year-old Roswell farmer Cliff Pirtle is the projected GOP nominee for state Senate District 32, for which there was a recount Thursday. The district, which Senate President Pro-Tem Tim Jennings, D-Roswell, has represented since 1979, includes parts of Chaves and Eddy counties and one precinct in Otero County.
State statutes call for automatic recounts in legislative races when the difference between the top two candidates is less than one half of one percent.
The state Canvassing Board, comprised of Gov. Susana Martinez, Secretary of State Dianna Duran and Chief Justice Petra Jimenez Maes, ordered recounts June Login to read more