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With 29 precincts, Lincoln County is geographically large - over 4,000 square miles. It is not however extremely highly populated with only a population of just over 21,000 residents. 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 2023-2025 DPLC Officers include:
Charmaine O'Rourke
Chairman
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Vice Chairman

This position is currently vacant.

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.

Susan Finch
Secretary
Tom Rini
Treasurer
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My name is Susan Finch, and I moved to Ruidoso in 2007 after having retired as a public-school principal in El Paso, TX.  I was a public-school educator for 32 years.  After retiring, I worked as a night administrator at a proprietary school.  I later became the Educational Director.  I retired from there in 2006.  I spent time as a Texas Education Agency consultant who assisted failing schools to improve. I worked as a consultant at Region 19 Educational Service Center in El Paso.  One of my jobs there was teaching curriculum to prospective principals online.  I continued teaching the online course after moving to Ruidoso.  I began volunteering for COPE (Center for Protective Environment) and Peace Village Kids Camp (PVKC) around 2008.  After one summer volunteering for PVKC, I was asked to be the director, and I have continued in that role.  I participate in ENMU Community choir as well as First Christian Church choir.  I have never been active in politics until I volunteered to be secretary of the Lincoln County Democratic Party.  I did so because I am afraid we may lose our Democracy.

Tom's Bio here

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