Candidate - Billy R. "Bill" Curry
Published: Thursday, October 14th, 2004
Billy R. “Bill” Curry 1. What is it that makes Quay County special to you? 1. It is special to me because my neighbors are some of the best people in New Mexico. I was born and raised in Quay County and I live in this beautiful mesa country of Eastern New Mexico, the “gate-way” to the Land of Enchantment because I choose to live here. 2. What do you see as the future of Quay County? 2. I am optimistic about the future of Quay County. Our future, however, depends on leadership that promotes unity, prosperity and growth. Leadership that is aggressive and capable of making sound and independent decisions. We are standing at the “cross-roads” of challenges and extremely important issues and with the right leadership our future can be bright. 3. What do you see as the biggest problem facing Quay County at this time? 3. Quay County faces more than one single problem. I believe the financial condition and unemployment are the most critical. Other major issues involve water resources and conservation. Water is Quay County’s most precious resource and commodity. It is absolutely critical that we protect and preserve it because it is essential to our existence and our future. 4. How would you go about solving this problem? 4. Because of my experience in the field of finances, I am better able to assist the county commission in making wise and prudent financial decisions. It is imperative that we get our financial situation under control. They can not continue to fund special projects that do not have a monetary return. The future of Quay County also depends on protecting all of our water resources. Industrial development and growth will occur where an abundance of water is available. Therefore, it is extremely important we make informed and “common sense” decisions concerning the Ute Lake water reserve and the pipeline issue. I promise to work diligently toward protecting all of our water resources. 5. Why are better suited for this position than your opponent? 5. We need new qualified leadership to meet the challenges that face Quay County. New leadership with a new vision and a plan to unite industrial development efforts to stimulate growth and bring jobs to our county. Without a change in District 2 leadership to meet those challenges, we are going to continue to have a “rubber stamp,” “do nothing” form of leadership. I have twenty-two years experience in the field of finance, and therefore, I am better prepared to make sound financial decisions than my opponent. I have twenty-one years of business experience as owner of the Sundowner Gallery and am able to make “common sense” business decisions. I believe that Quay County needs to be represented by a “two party” form of government. I bring no personal agendas with me and I am not seeking this position for self-serving purposes. I am only interested in working and leading Quay County into a prosperous future. I will not compromise my standards of integrity, honesty, sincerity and I will stand firm and will not crumble under pressure of special interest.
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