David C. Chavez:
David Chavez decided he was through with politics, but then decided he wasn’t. What changed?
Chavez is a candidate running for the New Mexico State Senate.
From NM Politics.net: Gov. Susana Martinez was instrumental in convincing Chavez to run, NMPolitics.net has learned. She’s been looking for a candidate to take on Sanchez, the Senate majority leader, a Democrat from Belen, and one of her most powerful foes in the Legislature.
Martinez, through Susana PAC, gave Chavez the maximum amount of contributions for senate candidates: $4600.
Chavez, like McCleskey and Pacheco, also has a history of mistreating a woman. In fact, in late 2010, his then-wife filed a Petition for Order of Protection from Domestic Abuse. (Bernalillo County District Court case DV 201002095).
According to Mrs. Chavez has “said he will do any and everything it takes to hurt me.”
Asked to describe “threats which caused fear that you or any household member would be injured”, Mrs. Chavez wrote that Chavez “threatened to make housekeeper disclose my new residence. Took car without my knowledge from my office.” (It should be noted that Mrs. Chavez’s address was sealed by the court for safety reasons).
Mrs. Chavez also wrote that Chavez, “took valuable jewelry from my jewelry case. Cancelled all home, vehicle, farm liability & health insurances without consulting me.”
In a motion filed in the companion divorce case, DM-2010-04382, Chavez’s wife asked the court to force Chavez to pay the court costs and attorneys fees, “particularly in light of Respondent’s conduct, which has been abusive and malicious in an attempt to intimidate Petitioner.”
Chavez’s wife listed all of the jewelry that Chavez had given to her that he took. Chavez allegedly admitted to a friend that he took the jewelry on the day they separated.
Chavez’s actions are “malicious and intended by Respondent to inflict distress on Petitioner, which they have done.” The judge was asked to “order Respondent to cease harassing Petitioner and attempting to ascertain Petitioner’s whereabouts.”
According to Mrs. Chavez, Chavez took almost $95,000 worth of jewelry from Mrs. Chavez’s drawer.
Chavez also took the 2007 Mercedes CLS 500 automobile that Chavez had purchased the year before having secretly retitled the vehicle into his name only.
The judge ordered Chavez to return items to Mrs. Chavez on 4/21/11.
(See the documents here).