New Mexico attempts to ignore citizen complaint - and other juicy tidbits ...

 New Mexico attempts to ignore citizen complaint

February 29, 2012

Mrs. Dianna J. Duran

New Mexico Secretary of State

325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300

Santa Fe, NM 87503

Phone: (505) 827-3600

Fax: (505) 827-8081


Dear Mrs. Duran:


On January 19, 2012, I wrote to your office to inquire into the status of my letter of January 5, 2012, which requested that President Obama be removed from the New Mexico 2012 Presidential Primary Election Ballot and to date I have not received a response.


I am writing today to inform you I am extremely disappointed that your office has never responded to either of my letters regarding this disturbing issue. Although I am a registered Democrat I voted for Governor Martinez because of her proven professional track record and can do attitude and when she was elected I felt a sense of excitement not only because she is the first Latina to hold the office of governor in our beautiful Land of Enchantment, but I truly expected that New Mexico taxpayers would see a more professional and responsive administration when she took office, which, much to my dismay, does not seem to be the case.


Mrs. Duran I realize that you have no idea who I am and/or what my professional background has been so I’ve decided to take the liberty of sharing the following information with you that basically outlines the positions that I honorably and proudly served in during my approximately fourteen and a half years of public service employment with New Mexico state government:


1984– 1987:  Staff Development Specialist/Coordinator,  NM State Personnel Office

Researched, designed, and developed curriculum, to include participant handouts, and conducted/facilitated ten managerial, supervisory, and support staff soft-skills training seminars that were offered statewide to over 20,000 employees.  Supervised the initial establishment and subsequent management of the New Mexico Management Training Academy.  My duties included, but were not limited to:  master scheduling of training sessions; preparation and maintenance of the Academy budget; purchase and inventory control of training equipment, supplies, and materials; and upkeep and maintenance of training facility. Directly supervised and periodically reviewed and evaluated the job performance of one Secretary/Receptionist and one Staff Development Specialist.


1987–1988: Director, Human Resources Development Division, NM State Personnel Office

Managed, directed, and supervised the division’s programs and services, which included, but were not limited to: overall coordination of statewide training, training assessments, master scheduling, and compilation and review of training plans for all agencies in the Executive Branch of Government; ongoing program evaluation; budgetary activities; and purchase and inventory control of training equipment, supplies, and materials. Duties also included the research, design, development, and conduct/facilitation of managerial, supervisory, and support staff soft-skills training seminars and supervising the maintenance and upkeep of the primary training facility.  Directly supervised and periodically reviewed and evaluated the job performance of one Administrative Secretary and three Staff Development Specialists.


1990–1991:  Drug and Alcohol Abuse Coordinator, NM Department of Heath

Administered the Department’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse program.  My duties included, but were not limited to: coordination of all required drug and/or alcohol screening; coordination of all incumbent referrals to an Employee Assistance Program or a Drug and/or Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment Program; coordination of any sanctions that were imposed upon incumbents who abused drugs and/or alcohol in the workplace; and administered the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Awareness Training Program.


1991–1995:  Applicant Services Chief, NM State Personnel Office

Managed, directed, and supervised the State of New Mexico’s Human Resources Management programs and services, which included, but were not limited to: recruitment; consultation and initial qualification determination services; test administration; and certification of applicants for all classified positions in the Executive Branch of State Government.  Supervised and coordinated the design, development, and implementation of a computerized imaging document processing system, which contributed to the expediting and streamlining of all State Personnel Office processes. Directly supervised and periodically reviewed and evaluated the job performance of two section supervisors and twenty-four professional staff.


2002–2006: Veterans’ Service Officer, NM Department Of Veterans’ Services

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to providing Veterans and their dependents with: general information on Department of Veterans’ Affairs and New Mexico benefits; eligibility requirements for each benefit; application process; and the appeals process.


I can honestly say that I honorably and proudly served in the above positions because I took my public service serious and did my utmost while in those positions to serve the New Mexico taxpayers that paid my salary with dignity, integrity, and, above all, professionalism by making sure that I was responsive to their needs and expected and/or demanded nothing less from those individuals that I was given the opportunity to supervise. Any co-worker and/or employee that knew me while I was employed by state government can attest to this. I consider myself to be extremely fortunate because I acquired my work ethics, which includes my professionalism and can do attitude, while honorably and selflessly serving my country for twenty years as a member of the Marine Corps where I was given the opportunity and excelled to the rank of Mustang Officer, which basically means that I served both in the enlisted and commissioned officer ranks.


My main reason for sharing the above information with you is not to impress you, but to let you know that during my short tenure with state government I considered myself as the ambassador for New Mexico state government because I realized that my actions and/or the actions of those of individuals that I was charged with supervising, whether they be positive or negative, would be directly reflective of the image that taxpayers had of not only state employees and/or state government, but, most importantly, of the governor of this great state of ours.


For your information, although I never received a response from your office, I ended up getting my response to my complaint indirectly from another fellow New Mexican patriot, as documented below:


On or about February 20, 2012, I received an email from Mr. Jerry Clark from Las Cruces, who filed a similar complaint with your office on January 9, 2012, informing me that on February 10, 2012 the Associated Press had reported the following information regarding the NM 2012 Presidential Primary Election Ballot:


Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul have earned a place on New Mexico’s June 5 primary election ballot.


Secretary of State Dianna Duran said Friday that President Barack Obama was certified to appear on the Democratic ticket.


Other Republican or Democratic presidential candidates can get on the primary ballot by submitting about 16,000 voter signatures to the state by March 12.


A committee of state officials and leaders of the state Republican and Democratic parties nominates and certifies presidential candidates for the primary election.


On or about February 22, 2012, I received another email from Mr. Clark, who shared an email that he had received on February 17, 2012 from Mrs. Bobbi Shearer, Director of the Bureau of Elections that informed him that she had forwarded his and other similar complaints to Chief Justice Charles Daniels, Chairman of the New Mexico Presidential Nominating Committee, who reviewed the complaints and drafted an opinion in response to those complaints, which basically stated that "state law cannot grant either the Secretary of State of the Presidential Nominating Committee the power to determine the federal constitutional qualifications of candidates for federal office."


To be honest with you and with all due respect, after taking time to read and digest Chief Justice Daniel’s opinion on this disturbing issue, I found myself flabbergasted and in disbelief because I took the time to re-read the ‘2012 Candidate Guide’ that your office provided me and I can’t seem to find anything in that guide that would preclude the ‘Presidential Nominating Committee’ or the ‘Secretary of State’ from having ‘the power to determine the federal constitutional qualifications of candidates for federal office’ so am I missing something or is their a different law and/or guide that I should be looking at for my answer.  Please advise.


I am not a lawyer and don’t claim to be one, but it seems to me that our entire electoral system has been turned upside down and/or has been hijacked by individuals/groups with deep pockets who seem to have their own agendas that are extremely different from the ordinary American citizen like myself who still believes in and loves this great Country/Republic of ours as it is.


For your information, in the recent past I shared my concerns on this disturbing issue with our New Mexico U.S. Senator Tom Udall and am taking the liberty of sharing the following pertinent excerpts from my letter to him with you because I truly would appreciate your feedback on this matter:


Issue #1:


The following websites and article and/or blog post revealed Mr. Soros’ Secretary State Project (SOSP) and an education fund run by progressive labor leaders tasked with naturalizing new citizens and registering new voters by using the 2010 Census as a redistributive mechanism, along with how he is using his money to help tip the elections in all 50 states:


George Soros’ Secretary Of State Project (SOSP)!


Mi Familia Vota Education Fund (MFVEF)!


George Soros’ Money Could Tip Elections in All 50 States!


Issue #2:


The following website and article and/or blog post revealed that Mr. Soros funds foundations, litigators and organizations that dominate Election Laws and crusaders that enable massive voter fraud while the DOJ turns a blind eye:


George Soros Funds Leftist Foundations, Litigators and Organizations That Dominate Field of Election Laws!


The Left Owns the Election Law Industry!


Issue #3:


The following article and/or blog post revealed Mr. Soros’ assault on our U.S. Constitution:


George Soros assault on U.S. Constitution!


Issue #4:


The following report reveals that over the past ten years Mr. Soros’ Open Society Institute (OSI) has invested at least $45.5 million into a campaign that is meant to reshape our judiciary. This campaign encompasses efforts to rewrite state constitutions, abolish judicial elections and impose a judicial selection system that takes power away from ordinary citizens and gives it to a handful of legal elites, which could have the greatest impact on our legal system since the founding fathers:


Justice Hijacked!


Issue #5:


The following website and article and/or blog post revealed the shared agendas of Mr. Soros and President Obama:


The Shared Agendas of George Soros and Barack Obama!


The Obama-Soros Connection!


As a Veteran, I’ve always prided myself as being intelligent, level headed and normally don’t listen to conspiracies, but my gut tells me that something reeks.  I am not a politician and thus am not known for always being politically correct because I call it as I see it.  I also come from a long line of family members that are Veterans. Four out of my six male siblings honorably served their country and my father was a WWII Veteran, who survived the Battle of the Bulge, but lost the battle with his PTSD symptoms at the young age of fifty-nine. My two eldest sons honorably served their country as Marines.  My eldest son participated in the first Gulf War as a Marine and Iraqi Freedom as a weekend warrior with the Air National Guard, which he continues to be a member of, along with being a Combat Air Traffic Control Instructor.  Additionally, I lost many a friend during the Viet Nam War that fought and died to uphold our "Constitutional Rights" and the freedom that sadly too many Americans seem to take for granted.  As a result, I have to admit that I tend to get extremely concerned when I see politicians, regardless of political affiliation, sex, race, color (in the Marine Corps we were all green), creed, ethnic origin or religion, doing things and/or taking actions that I see as a threat to the freedom and/or rights given us under our "Constitution" and/or "Bill of Rights" because I truly love this great Country and/or Republic of ours.

Please feel free to contact me at the above email address should you have any questions regarding any of this information.


I look forward to hearing from you regarding this disturbing and time sensitive matter.


Thank you again for all your hard work as our Secretary of State.


God Bless You and God Bless America.




Jake L. Martinez

"When You Honor One Veteran-You Honor All Veterans"


Posted by Colonel Robert F. Cunningham


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