OCCUPATION: College administrator (director of financial aid with Northern New Mexico College)
CANDIDATE STATEMENT: I’ve never shirked from challenges. As an experienced county commissioner, I’ve professionalized services, improving Rio Arriba’s reputation, civic participation and transparency. … I live my principles and value loyalty. I’ve been married to the same woman for 35 years. I hold myself to high standards because Rio Arriba is judged by the behavior of its highest elected officials. My experience in policymaking is wide-ranging, covering an array of topics important to my district and the state. My priorities are jobs and economic development, health care, education and agricultural policy.