If you want to get an early start on figuring out who is who in the Democratic primary race for lieutenant governor, you'll probably want to check out a Santa Fe forum this Wednesday.
Seven of the candidates for the post will be at the Santa Fe County Democratic Party monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the NEA Building, 2007 Botulph Road.
The meeting (expected to last about 5 minutes) and forum are free to the public.
According to Richard Ellenberg, chair of the county party, the candidates attending are Greg Solano, Linda Lopez, Jerry Ortiz y Pino, Brian Colon, Tim Eichenberg, Lawrence Rael and Jose Campos.
Read this story I wrote for a little more on each candidate. Note that it's a little dated, as the field keeps changing.
UPDATE, 2:11 PM
One person not on the list is Bea Sheridan, a registered nurse and Republican who said Monday she's joining the race.
"Above all else, I’m running for lieutenant governor for the state of New Mexico because we are failing our children by remaining silent. I will be a leader for the future of our children so they will not inherit the mess we have created by our silence. I am no longer silent. I am no longer willing to sit by and let this state government ruin our children’s future," she said in a statement.
Sheridan in the statement describes herself as "a former business owner, author of two books on medicine, and currently is a registered nurse who runs the Pain Clinic at Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital."
A resident of Albuquerque for 38 years, Sheridan has worked as "a youth minister, grief counselor, church lector, and volunteer in several community organizations and nonprofits."
The mother of three and grandmother of one also has served on the Bernalillo County Republican Party’s County Central Committee.