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With 29 precincts and a population of over 21,000, Lincoln County is geographically large - over 4,000 square miles. Its population hub is in the southern portion of the county in the Greater Ruidoso Area. The town of Carrizozo serves as the county seat. Other towns and neighbor communities include Ruidoso Downs, Alto, Nogal, Capitan, Hondo, Corona, Glencoe, San Patricio and its namesake, Lincoln.

The current 2022 DPLC Officers include:
Charmaine O'Rourke
Chair & Secretary

I retired from Vinson & Elkins, LLC, Dallas Office, after 23 years working as legal secretary and document production specialist. My husband, Mike, and I relocated to Ruidoso January 2010 and we love living in New Mexico. Since moving here, we both became members of the Democratic Party and have found our political home. I will work hard to continue building the Democratic Party membership here in Lincoln County and am proud to be a member of and represent such a wonderfully diverse party that truly represents the people of New Mexico.

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Kimble Kearns
1st Vice Chair

Lincoln County has been my home since 1978.  I am a life-long Democrat.  I retired from teaching high school, and currently, Patty, my partner, and I are real estate brokers; working together. DPLC volunteers come from different backgrounds and represent a continuum of political ideology.  Moderates and not-so-moderates are all welcome.  The core principles of The Democratic Party unite us here in Lincoln County.

Alicia Lopez

Alicia Lopez was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She and her late husband Louie retired in Ruidoso in 1996. Life long Democrats!

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