Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Two in House Dist. 43 Race.

Byline: Morgan Lee Journal Northern Bureau

ELECTION 2000

Newcomer Challenges Experienced Lawmaker

Five-term state Rep. Jeannette O. Wallace, R-Los Alamos, a state budget wonk who lives in her district's population and economic hub, is facing an election challenge from a Libertarian government watchdog on the geographic fringes.

Gary Miles of Placitas for more than a dozen years has operated an animal shelter and his rescue efforts, including the recent rehabilitation of an arrow-pierced dog, have won the Dallas native local celebrity in Sandoval County.

Miles four years ago started an alternative newspaper called the Sandoval County Watchdog while clashing repeatedly with county officials regarding the zoning of his shelter, Placitas Animal Rescue Inc. …

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