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Delia Cortez-Collier

Delia Cortez-Collier is announcing her candidacy for Artesia City Council, District 1.

“The decision to dedicate myself to all the citizens of Artesia, my home and community for over 60 years, is not a decision I take lightly,” Cortez-Collier said. “There are important tasks which will require dedication, thoughtfulness and knowledge, making them rewarding for our people and our city.”

Cortez-Collier has been involved in numerous organizations in Artesia, including the Altrusa Club as a member and president, a member of the Red Cross, a senior regent with Women of the Moose, and chairman of the Housing Authority.

She has also volunteered with the Artesia Public Schools’ bilingual spelling bee and many other church and community activities and events.

Cortez-Collier worked for a combined 30 years with Foundation Investment Company, Blazer Financial Services, and Artesia General Hospital, leading to her appointment by the Eddy County Commission as the procurer of indigent funds.

Alongside her husband, former county commissioner Glenn E. Collier, Cortez-Collier began the initiative to aid domestic violence victims in Artesia, Grammy’s House, in the early 1990s. The two also operated the Eddy County DWI School for many years, as well as owning and operating three businesses.

“I am willing to dedicate myself to work with you to determine the needs of our community by discussing your concerns and ideas, and establish some goals to make a difference on the issues,” Cortez-Collier said. “I am bilingual and willing to communicate with you in English or Spanish.

“Les agradesco su Apollo y su voto en esta importante occasion. Gracias.”