For a better New Mexico
I was born and raised in New Mexico, and have always worked on behalf of the citizens, communities, and businesses of our state. During my time in Congressman Pearce’s office and then working for New Mexico’s statewide chamber of commerce, I got an in depth look at the industries that support our economy and the dedicated individuals who provide jobs and opportunities to their communities. Unfortunately, I also got to see the burdens and regulations that keep many of them from thriving, or even worse that convince them to leave the state.
In my current job it is my role to help our existing businesses in Sandoval County thrive and expand, and likewise I am tasked with recruiting new companies to our communities. Time and time again, however, I am told by companies and their consultants that they will never even get to the point of looking at communities like Corrales, Bernalillo, or Rio Rancho because our state level antics and anti-business policies rule New Mexico out of consideration completely.
While working on behalf of business at the Roundhouse, and now interacting with legislators on behalf of economic developers and Sandoval County, I have seen far too many examples of lawmakers choosing their ego and political affiliation over the communities they are supposed to represent. In addition to losing sight of the purpose of public service, there is a glaring spending problem in Santa Fe that is sure to risk our financial stability in the future, which ultimately leaves our most vulnerable citizens directly in harm’s way. I have watched continuous proposals for more programs, new departments, and additional recurring spending with little to no accountability ensuring that those dollars are being spent with transparency and guaranteed results. Meanwhile the same lawmakers are saddling businesses with new costs and regulations that are doing the greatest harm to small and family owned businesses.
I am tired of companies ruling out New Mexico as a place to do business; I am tired of our citizens ruling out New Mexico as a place to start their career and families because of the lack of opportunity; and I am tired of common sense being ruled out at the decision making happening in the Roundhouse.
I hope you will support me and send the first woman to represent senate district 9 to make choices that keep jobs in New Mexico, help our citizens prosper, and represent the values of our unique communities.