Denise Vandewalle, a dentist in Alamosa, also organizes the local farmers' market. She wants her political leaders to be respectful — both of the environment and for other people.
"Being in a rural area, we all know each other we all respect each other and help each other," she said. "It's confusing when the people at the top don't understand that. I think we need some farmers, a Willie Nelson, in the governorship, and then maybe a president. Willie Nelson for president!"