or C real estate broker to seek 2nd District
seat (January 2, 2008)
Alamogordo Daily News
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES — A real estate
broker and chairman of the Republican
Party of Sierra County has announced
he will run for Congress in the 2nd
C. Earl Greer, 51, of Truth or Consequences
said the economy, the federal budget
and border security are his top issues.
“When I’m holding my grandkids and
I’m thinking, ’Oh, man where are we
going?’ That’s the main reason I’m running,”
Greer said by phone Wednesday..
Greer ran in 2006 for the state Public
Regulation Commission, but lost in the
general election to Democrat Sandy Jones.
He’s been chairman of Sierra County’s
GOP for five years.
Greer described himself as a fiscal
conservative and advocated balancing
the federal budget.
He also said he supports better security
along the U.S.-Mexican border and advocated
providing sheriff’s deputies in border
counties with better equipment to help
them secure the border.
“We need to start working a little
closer with them because they are the
front line defense,” said Greer, who
also serves as a national committeeman
for the New Mexico chapter of the Republican
National Hispanic Assembly.
The 2nd District includes all or parts
of 18 counties spanning southern New
The seat is being vacated by Republican
Steve Pearce, who is running for the
GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, along
with Rep. Heather Wilson of New Mexico’s
1st District. Greer will face three
other candidates seeking the GOP nomination
in the 2nd District. They include rancher
and retired banker Aubrey Dunn Jr.,
restaurant owner and rancher Ed Tinsley
of Capitan and Bob Cornelius of Tatum.
Democrats running for the 2nd District
include former Lea County Commission
Chairman Harry Teague, Do�a Ana County
Commissioner Bill McCamley, Frank McKinnon
of Roswell and Al Kissling, who lost
to Pearce in 2006.