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Southern NM congressional candidate charged with stalking in Santa Fe

SANTA FE – An arrest warrant on felony stalking charges was issued here Monday for David Alcon, who is running for the U.S. House seat in southern New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District.

Alcon, 39, of Milan, the son of Democratic state Rep. Eliseo Lee Alcon, was convicted of the same crime in 2008.

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David Alcon is accused of stalking a Santa Fe woman and sending her threatening messages on Saturday night and into Sunday morning. He did not respond to a Journal voicemail seeking comment.

According to the city police report, the 44-year-old woman was at a Halloween party when she began receiving text messages from Alcon after 11:30 p.m. saying he loved her and wanted to have children with her and that “she better not leave.” He also sent a photo of his genitals, according to the report. The woman declined to comment to the Journal on Tuesday.

“She repeatedly told him to leave her alone,” the police report states. “Alcon was persistent in his proposition to (the woman), and even sent messages that suggested he was watching (her).” When asked if she saw Alcon at the party, the woman told police she had been dancing with random people and wasn’t sure if he was one of them.

After the woman left the party, her Uber driver contacted police for her. The reporting officer wrote she was “visibly shaken and crying.” She called police two more times once she got home, saying Alcon was still contacting her. During one call, she told an officer that Alcon told her he was at her apartment.

The woman told police she met Alcon at a political event 10 years ago and he had texted her before, but not in a threatening manner like this. After she got upset at the party, the report says, Alcon changed his demeanor via text and asked her to work for him.

Alcon was convicted of aggravated stalking and misdemeanor criminal trespass nearly 10 years ago. Court records show that the charges were dismissed after he completed a deferred sentence.

He announced his congressional run in September and told the Journal that he’s changed since his conviction and is managing his mental health issues. Alcon is one of four Democrats seeking the U.S. House seat now held by Republican Steve Pearce, who is running for governor.

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