We have a winner! Laura Paskus has won the contest. The answer is Sheriff Manuel Gordo Sena who was Republican and Sheriff from 1952-1954 !
When the Julia Goldberg of the Santa Fe Reporter called me to ask if I would participate in a contest whereby the winner of a trivia question would get a free ride along with a deputy on duty I thought it might be an April Fools joke. I went along with it and waited until I actually saw the contest in the Santa Fe Reporter before putting this post up.
So It is real and for those of you who visited my blog today to take a stab at answering the question here it is.
When was the last time Santa Fe County had a Republican sheriff?
Bonus round for an official Sheriff's Badge lapel pin. What was that sheriff's name?
Ok, folks send in your answers via the comment section of this blog post. The first correct answer wins the prize. Get both answers correct and win both prizes!
Note: on April 2, 2009 I added a hint somewhere in my blog.