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  Runnels, Dorothy
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AffiliationDemocratic  
  1980-01-01  
 
NameDorothy Runnels
Address
Lovington, New Mexico , United States
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Born January 27, 1923
DiedJune 17, 2020 (97 years)
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Last ModifedDavid
Jan 27, 2021 02:08pm
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InfoMrs. Dorothy Frances Gilland Runnels

Born in Houston TX on 1/27/1923

Married Harold Runnels in 1944; they moved to Lovington CO in 1951 where he started the Runco Acidizing and Fracturing Company.

Dorothy Runnels was active in women's groups while her husband served in Congress and received aid from them for her write-in campaign to win his seat after his death in 1980. Altogether, 212 of the 275 Democratic members of Congress in 1980 supported her write-in campaign.

Deming Headlight, 10/20/1980; Santa Fe New Mexican, 9/28/1980
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FAMILY
Husband Harold L. Runnels Mar 25, 1944-Aug 05, 1980
Son Mike Runnels 1945-2015

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  11/04/1980 NM District 02 Lost 27.99% (-10.01%)
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NM Governor - Nov 06, 2018 R Steve Pearce