PRIORITY RACES

 
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As Governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham has stood shoulder to shoulder with New Mexico's working families. She is a proven leader working people can count on. Governor Lujan Grisham has been a champion for workers, helping to create more good paying jobs, raise wages, expand access to affordable healthcare, invest in infrastructure, build better schools and grow our middle class economy. Workers support Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham because she:

IS PRO-WORKER, PRO-JOBS, AND PRO-MIDDLE CLASS

HAS A PROVEN RECORD OF GETTING THINGS DONE FOR THE  HARD WORKING PEOPLE OF NEW MEXICO

WILL FIGHT TO PROTECT OUR DEMOCRACY

STANDS UP TO GREEDY CORPORATE SPECIAL INTERESTS

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Extremist Mark Ronchetti has a dangerously radical agenda that will take New Mexico backwards. Prioritizing the wealthy and well-connected over working families, Ronchetti is funded by corporate special interests. He also aligns himself with conspiracy theorists and convicted criminals who were involved in the January 6th insurrection and the assault on American democracy. Workers oppose Mark Ronchetti because he:

IS ANTI-WORKER, PRO-CORPORATIONS,  AND ONLY LOOKING OUT FOR THE ULTRA WEALTHY AND WELL CONNECTED

SUPPORTS TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH AND CUTS IN SERVICES FOR OUR MOST VULNERABLE

ASSOCIATES WITH CRIMINAL INSURRECTIONISTS WHO SOUGHT TO OVERTHROW OUR DEMOCRACY

WILL SIDE WITH GREEDY CORPORATIONS OVER WORKERS

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Danny Bernal is the Mayor Pro-tem of Belen and the youngest member elected to the city council in the city’s history. A life-long New Mexican, in 2011 he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and was cured after treatment. Bernal attended the UNM-Valencia Campus and took history and political classes. 

Protected and created energy jobs in the gas and solarthat industries

Proven  leader as Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Belen

Rebuilt roads as a Belen City Council member and is committed to infrastructure investments

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Tanya Mirabal Moya is a Republican teacher running to replace Republican Rep. Kelly Fajardo of Los Lunas who did not run for reelection. Moya has had a lifetime of personal financial mismanagement, filling for bankruptcy twice and possessing tens of thousands in credit card and consumer debts. 

Supports initiatives to restrict access to Democracy by preventing many New Mexicans from exercising their right to vote

Backs private school voucher programs that undermine public schools

Accepts large campaign contributions from corporate PACs 

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Cynthia Borrego is a native New Mexican and former Albuquerque City Council President. Borrego's priorities for New Mexico include working to sustain a balanced budget, expanding mental health programs, advancing youth education programs, improving transportation and infrastructure, catalyzing economic development, and increasing government transparency. 

Worked to expand and protect PERA’s $14 billion-dollar retirement fund as the Chair of New Mexico’s Public Employees Retirement Association Fund (PERA)

Spearheaded $1 million worth of investment in law enforcement, fire safety, roads, and parks in Albuquerque

Experienced New Mexican leader, including serving as  a City Councilmember, City Planner, and Flood Control Authority board member in Albuquerque

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Ellis McMath is a Republican, retired air traffic controller running for the open seat in HD-17. As a Concealed Carry Instructor, he supports potentially dangerous concealed carry laws that make our communities less safe and make it easier for criminals to get their hands on guns. McMath also rejected science-based pandemic response measures throughout the COVID pandemic.

Supports reducing investment in our woefully underfunded public schools by allowing private school vouchers

Supports cutting funding for public transportation at a time when families are struggling economically and need it the most

Accepts large campaign contributions from corporate PACs

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MEREDITH

DIXON

Incumbent House Representative Meredith Dixon is a mother, small business owner, and a proud Albuquerque resident that was elected in 2020. Dixon is trusted by her community to fight for the issues that matter most, including increasing access to health care and strengthening small businesses.

Brought strong leadership to the legislature that delivered nearly $1 billion in direct economic benefit to the state, including $300 million for infrastructure projects and $100 million for broadband expansion in New Mexico

Advocates for protecting public school funding, making college more affordable, and creating a system that rewards high-quality educators

Supported efforts to lower the cost of prescription drugs and to help our first responders

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ROBERT

SALAZAR

Republican Robert Salazar is an electrical engineer and engineering consultant. Salazar has not held public office nor served on any local boards for community organizations. With little relevant experience, it's hard to understand why Salazar should represent Albuquerque residents.   

Supports eliminating crucial funding for cities and local programs

Wants to use politics to radically restrict New Mexico's education curriculum, including banning books and preventing New Mexico students from learning about many areas of history

Backs private school voucher programs that undermine public schools

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Democratic incumbent Pamelya Herndon is the CEO of the KWH Law Center for Social Justice and Change. As a lifelong public servant, Pamelya has worked tirelessly to fight for women and families while employing her legal knowledge to bring about tangible change for all New Mexicans.

Prioritizes fighting for good-paying jobs and a thriving economy for working-class New Mexicans

Committed to improving conditions for teachers and students, including spearheading legislative efforts to keep guns out of the hands of children and away from schools

Protected renters facing homelessness as pandemic eviction moratoria came to an end

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NICOLE

CHAVEZ

Republican Nicole Chavez founded a non-profit that was supposed to help families of crime victims, but instead was found to be running illegally and has had its non-profit status revoked by the State.

Operated her non-profit organizations illegally and the State revoked its non-profit status and it is legally "no longer in good standing"

Refuses to provide any plans or policy positions on where she stands on crime, jobs, or the economy

Accepts large campaign contributions from corporate PACs

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Joy Garratt is the incumbent HD 29 Representative and an education expert who taught for nearly three decades. Garratt brings her expertise to the legislature, serving on New Mexico’s House Education Committee and Legislative Education Study Committee. As a representative, she has helped New Mexico's students, parents, and teachers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eased taxes on working-class families by helping pass exemptions for those making under $100,000 as well as for military retirees

Helped establish New Mexico’s Early Childhood Education Care Department to help ensure every child has access to quality, innovative education

Supported a historic commitment to community programs and behavioral health resources for law enforcement

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Republican Greg Cunningham received an AQ Rating by the National Rifle Association - the highest score one can get without having a voting record. Cunningham supports eliminating crucial funding for cities and local programs.

Lied in an Albuquerque Journal interview, stating that he’d never been the subject of a state tax lien. However, records indicate that tax liens were filed against him in 2012

Strongly against additional funding for public Pre-K programs 

Opposes legislation limiting greenhouse gas emissions to prevent climate change

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Incumbent Natalie Figueroa NEED MORE. Figueroa is running for re-election to bring new jobs to New Mexico by supporting job-creating industries and apprenticeship programs. Natalie supports expanding access to health care and will take bold steps to safeguard vulnerable communities from gun violence and a changing climate. 

Committed to investing in our local economy by demanding fair wages, expanding apprenticeship programs, and requiring out of state

Fighting to hold health insurance companies accountable, expand access to health care coverage, and adequately fund Medicaid

Prioritizes the expansion of early childhood education, smaller class sizes, and greater investments in teachers

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KURSTIN

JOHNSON

Republican Kurstin Johnson is a self described "life-long conservative" and real estate agent. Johnson was President of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Board of Realtors. 

States that she will allow New Mexicans to run their businesses and use their land and property without government interference

Advocates for education policies that undermine teachers and my take money from public schools

Accepts large campaign contributions from corporate PACs

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As an incumbent State Representative, Nathan Small has made significant investments for New Mexico’s future through numerous environmental conservation efforts. Small is running for re-election to continue these efforts and to create economic opportunities, increase transparency in government, and improve health care access for all.

Advocated for NM families by fighting to expand child tax credits and by passing rebates to help working families

Brought millions of dollars in infrastructure spending to southern New Mexico

Devoted to boosting New Mexico’s education system by prioritizing teaching over testing and fought to invest and additional $500 million in public education

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Republican Kimberly Skaggs is a partisan political operative, not a public servant. She serves as Executive Director for the Republican Party of New Mexico and Chairwoman of the Republican Party of Dona Ana County.

Accused of using a shell company to funnel $100,000 in campaign contributions in a special congressional election  for candidate Mark Moores

Opposes requiring employers to provide Paid Sick Leave and Paid Time Off