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For Carl Barnes, the Democratic candidate running to fill District 3’s seat on the Eddy County Commission, being a servant to his community isn’t just a job, it’s a lifelong career.
“My whole entire life I’ve had jobs that have involved service because being a public servant has been so appealing to me,” Barnes said. “So, I decided having this job would be something I would really enjoy and be really excited about. I like local government, the grassroots part of politics, and helping out common folks and solving everyday problems.” … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.
Born and raised in Clovis, Barnes grew up on his family’s 1,920-acre farm, where he said he learned the pride of working hard and building further on his skills and abilities. Barnes also believes that, from his father Paul, a four-term Curry County Commissioner, he was instilled with “… a sense of leadership in the community.” Together with his wife Jo, whom he met in first grade, and their two children, Barnes moved to Artesia in 1965.

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