Clovis resident elected Curry County Democratic chairman

CNJ staff

Gordon Smith of Clovis has been elected chairman of the Democratic Party of Curry County, according to a news release from the Democratic Party of New Mexico.

Patricia Doran of Clovis was elected county party vice chairwoman.

Smith, appliance manager at McDaniel’s Home Furnishings, succeeds Jan Elliott, who resigned. Doran succeeds Drew Tarum, who resigned.
A Clovis native, Smith is a graduate of Clovis High School and Eastern New Mexico University, according to the release. He served two terms as a Clovis city commissioner and mayor pro-tem.

Doran worked for 24 years as a federal employee with Air Force Manpower at Cannon Air Force Base, and retired in 2003, the release stated.