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Stephanie Garcia Richard is the first woman to serve as the New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands, and halfway through her first four-year term, is planning for reelection so she can continue to advance her progressive agenda.
New Mexico state legislators from both the House and the Senate met Wednesday (July 7) during a town hall meeting to highlight their efforts from the last legislative session, and take questions from the community about their priorities heading into the next.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-NM, kicked off her reelection campaign in Taos on Friday (June 4), and promised to deliver on her party’s economic, environmental, education and public health agenda.
“We’ll never stop fighting for the people who elected us,” said Lujan Grisham.
Hours after pinch-hitting as Speaker of the House in the New Mexico State Legislature, freshman state Rep. Kristina Ortez, D-Taos set up a makeshift office in the Roundhouse and joined an online conference call with her constituents to discuss the progress she and her party have made in the current Legislative session.
For too long, New Mexico's children have not had access to the early childhood education they desperately need, and undoubtedly deserve. Every year parents, caregivers and teachers across New Mexico ask the same question, "When will the state better fund early education?" The longer this question goes unanswered, kids - and New Mexico's future - will struggle.
Before she wandered the halls of the Roundhouse annex in Santa Fe this week looking for her new office, first time New Mexico House Rep. Kristina Ortez and her Democratic colleague Rep. Susan Herrera laid out their priorities during a virtual town hall held Wednesday (Jan. 13). Herrera, D-Embudo, and Ortez, D-Taos, discussed their policy positions in advance of the two-month-long legislative session that began Jan. 19.
New Mexico House Rep. Susan Herrera, D-Embudo, and Rep Kristina Ortez, D-Taos, will hold a virtual Town Hall on Wednesday (Jan. 13) from 6–7:30 p.m. Herrera (D-District 41) and Ortez (D-District 42) will discuss the upcoming two-month-long legislative session, which begins on Jan. 19.
Kristina Ortez is only the second woman in nearly a century to represent Taos and most of the county in the New Mexico House of Representatives.
She will be joining with another Democratic woman, Susan Herrera, who represents the southwestern portion of the county. And locally, Ortez will have some new faces on the Taos County Commission who can prove to be valuable allies.