Candidate profile: Joe Eby

At the age of three Joe Eby, a candidate for Ruidoso Village Council, traveled in a cardboard box across the Pacific Ocean from Seoul, Korea to the west coast of the United States, to be embraced by his newly adopted family. In 1958, he was among the first group of babies brought to this country seeking a better future.

Even though he was a polio victim, his new Father and Mother welcomed him with love and open arms. Joe was raised in El Paso and moved to Ruidoso after graduating from high school. He then moved to several locations throughout the U.S. but always longed to move back to Ruidoso where he felt at home. Joe returned in 1990, and met his future wife, Ann. They were married in 1993 and have been full time residents here for more than 20 years.

“I sincerely want to help the citizens of Ruidoso and I am a strong believer in the rule of law and our Constitution,” said Eby.

Mr. Eby operates two successful businesses in the Village. The first is Straight Line Tile, ceramic tile and marble installation company. His work ethic and attention to detail is well known among the many homeowners and contractors in the area. His second business is a retail firearms firm called Straight Shooter Enterprises.

Joe is confident his business and personal experiences qualify him well for a seat on the Village Council. As a concerned resident of Ruidoso, he wants to give back what he has been so fortunate to receive here in the Village, in New Mexico, and in our country. The Ruidoso Village Council election is Tuesday, March 6. Joe Eby is on the ballot as candidate number 4.

Joe welcomes comments, feedback, and concerns. Email him at

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