Endorsements

“Bob Perls will insure fair elections for all voters. He is a leader and champion for open primaries and will make a great County Clerk.”

State Representative Antonio “Moe” Maestas,
House District 16 incumbent

“Bob is a born public servant. As a state representative and as a diplomat for the State Department, Bob has carried himself with distinction and with constant focus on the issues that matter. He is passionate about elections as shown by his continued commitment to issues like open primaries and will be a great county clerk.”

State Representative Daymon Ely and Cynthia Fry,
House District 23 Incumbent and, spouse, Former NM Court of Appeals Judge

“Bob was instrumental as a State Representative in helping behind the scenes and in the legislature to help create the Rio Rancho School District. He knows the community and worked on a non-partisan basis to make it better. I support his run for Sandoval County Clerk because I know him to be honest and hard working. With his tech and cyber-security background, he will be well positioned to modernize the office.”

Marlene Feuer,
Rio Rancho City Councilor, District 4

“Bob Perls has shown in his involvement in state and federal government that he has the public spirit we need in our elected officials. The most important role for the office of county clerk is to manage and conduct elections. Bob is passionate about increased access to the polls for all voters. This means that he is a proponent of increased opportunities for registering to vote, and making registration and voting as simple as possible for everyone, including those with disabilities. Bob also knows that as the election process becomes more and more automated, it becomes more vulnerable to manipulation (e.g., hacking), calling for improved security measures to ensure that votes are accurately counted.”

Paul Stokes,
New Mexico election expert

“Bob is a proven leader, a problem solver and mediator, with experience across a broad spectrum in both business and governmental roles including intelligence and cyber security. As a small business owner, I particularly value his experience creating high-paying jobs for New Mexicans by founding and growing his own successful companies. Bob brings fresh ideas and a solid and strategic vision for protecting election results, promoting voter engagement, and advocating for election reform to take the role of County Clerk to a new level and into the future.”

Terry Eisenbart,
Small Business Owner, The Aloft Group

“I’ve known Bob Perls for several decades beginning from the time he and I served as State Representatives together. He served on my committee for two years and I saw him up close-his work ethic, honesty and ability to get along with nearly everyone. I also saw that he always supported critical Native American sovereignty policy issues.

Bob is not only the best qualified candidate running for Sandoval County Clerk, but I know he cares deeply about voter engagement because of his extensive past work on the subject in New Mexico. As County Clerk, he will do everything necessary to engage himself to constantly reach out to eligible voters to register to vote especially on Native American lands as well as other rural areas and throughout Sandoval County. As County Clerk, I know Bob will make a commitment to provide leadership on election reform measures that make the voting process fair and easier for all eligible voters to vote. These are reasons I’m endorsing Bob Perls for Sandoval County Clerk.

Lynda Lovejoy,
Former Commissioner, Public Regulation Commission; Former State Senator; Former State Representative

“I first met Bob when he and his non-profit, New Mexico Open Primaries, partnered with a consortium of grassroots political groups to lobby for legislation that would expand voting rights and voter registration rights in New Mexico in the 2019 legislative session. Of course prior to our partnering with Bob, his reputation had preceded him (former State Legislator, former U.S. Diplomat, former small business owner). However, working closely with Bob in this effort, I observed first hand his excellent leadership and communication skills. I believe that he will make an outstanding Sandoval County Clerk, and I wholeheartedly endorse him for this position.”

Berton Coxe,
Founder and leader of Corrales Indivisible