Earl Greer

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Earl Greer was a Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District of New Mexico

C. Earl Greer was a Republican candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 2nd Congressional District (map) of New Mexico. He was seeking the Republican nomination to replace Rep. Stevan Pearce (R-N.M.), who sought an open Senate seat. Greer lost a June 3, 2008 primary to Ed Tinsley.[1]

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Positions, record and controversies

Taxes and spending

  • Greer supports a balanced federal budget.[2]
  • Greer supports making the "Bush Tax Cuts" permanent. He said that they "provide greater equality in the unequal world of tax and spend. Whether executives or laborers, the tax cuts provide a greater sense of balance, allowing us to keep our money instead of sending it to politicians in Washington to spend; we work hard for our money and deserve to keep more of it."[3]

Energy and the environment

  • Greer supports obtaining energy independence (from foreign nations) through nuclear energy, increased oil drilling in America, building more refineries and developing alternative energy sources.[4]

Bio

Family and background

C. Earl Greer is a realtor and public servant. His father is the late Raymon Greer and his mother is Eliza Montoya Greer. Greer's family has been in New Mexico since the sixteenth century in New Mexico. He was taught Spanish at an early age. He was raised on a ranch in Sierra County in west-central New Mexico, where he was involved in ranch work at an early age. Earl and his wife Coleen have been married thirty-one years and have four children, Danielle, Alysha, Brooke and Justin - and three son-in-laws - William Wittwer, Michael Smith, and JJ Gonzalez - and a daughter-in-law, Rebecca Rogers. The Greers have three grandchildren: Savannah Rae (14 months old), Liam (9 months old), and Logan Earl (6 months old).[5]

Professional career

Greer's primary career has been in real estate. In 1978, he began offering real estate brokerage services throughout New Mexico. In May of 1988, he became the owner and qualifying broker of GREERWEST Realtors, a company that specialized in farm and ranch real estate. Earl's experiences as a realtor have also included serving in many positions in the REALTORS(R) PAC, including Trustee, Fundraising Chair, Chair of the Legislative Committee. He has served on the State Contact Committee for the Governmental Affairs Sub-Committee and also spent two terms as the Chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee. Earl has been Director of the New Mexico Realtors Association three times and has recently served as the President of the Sierra County Economic Development Organization.[6]

Public service

Greer has been an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Rotary Club of Truth or Consequences. He has served as board member of the Zia and West Mesa Little League as well as being as official for High school and Division II NCAA basketball. Earl has been a coordinator for the junior livestock sale at the New Mexico State Fair and served two terms as president off the UNM Cancer Center Advisory board. Twice, Earl has served as a Governor appointee, once on the New Mexico Border Advisory Committee and also on the New Mexico Livestock Board. Additionally, he has served on the Senate land-Use Sub-Committee. Earl is currently a national committeeman for the New Mexico chapter of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly. Finally, he has served as vice-President and voting delegate of a County Farm Bureau Organization, and is currently the President of a County Farm Bureau Organization.[7]

2008 elections

Greer was seeking the Republican nomination to replace Rep. Stevan Pearce (R-N.M.), who sought an open Senate seat. Greer lost a June 3, 2008 primary to Ed Tinsley.[1]

Money in politics

Information on this candidate's 2008 fundraising is not yet available. Stay tuned for live feeds of data from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.

Committees and affiliations

Committees

Greer will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.

Affiliations

More background data

Contact

Earl Greer for Congress Campaign

  • Mail: P.O. Box 3446, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
  • Phone: (575) 740-0001
  • Email: grassrootsforgreer@gmail.com;
  • Earl Greer for Congress Website
  • Media inquiries:
    Timera Woodell Drake, Communications Director
    grassrootsforgreer@gmail.com
    (915) 256-7744

Articles and resources

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Teague faces Tinsley in the south, East and Lujan up north," The Associated Press, presented by KOB.com, June 4, 2008.
  2. Earl Greer on the Issues, Greer campaign site.
  3. Earl Greer on the Issues, Greer campaign site.
  4. Earl Greer on the Issues, Greer campaign site.
  5. Official Earl Greer for Congress Website
  6. Official Earl Greer for Congress Website
  7. Official Earl Greer for Congress Website

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