--2 Richardson Contributor Awarded $29 Million Spaceport Contract
         
July 29, 2016

Richardson Contributor Awarded $29 Million Spaceport Contract

July 10, 2009, 12:00 am
By SFR Staff
SFR's been minding the contracts awarded by the New Mexico Spaceport Authority for quite some time for evidence of pay-to-play. Obviously, Spaceport America has been one of Gov. Bill Richardson's signature projects. So far, the contracts have seemed mostly clean, fairly free conflicts of interest. Until today.

The New Mexico Spaceport just issued a press release that is has awarded the contract to build the airfield to David Montoya Construction. The contract is valued at $29 million.

However, donations made by the company to Richardson were available.

David Montoya, the construction firm's founder, donated $2,000 to Richardson's gubernatorial campaign in 2006 according to New Mexico Secretary of State records.

Pam Montoya, David's wife and one of principles of the firm, donated $1,500 to Richardson's presidential campaign, according to the Federal Elections Commission.*

The Spaceport's groundbreaking was held in mid-June.

* The Secretary of State's campaign finance web site's been glitchy for a week now, so more contributions may emerge as it gradually comes back online.

 

comments powered by Disqus
 

Morning Word: Clinton Accepts Nomination

The Democratic Party nominee tries to woo Sanders supporters

Morning Word The former community activist, first lady, US senator, and secretary of state contrasts her public service career and track record with Trump's claim that only he can solve country's problems.  ... More

July 29, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Newsletters

* indicates required
Choose your newsletter(s):

@SFReporter on Instagram

 

 
Close
Close
Close