House District 48 (D) – Luciano “Lucky” Varela (i)

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NAME: Luciano “Lucky” Varela

POLITICAL PARTY: Democratic

RESIDENCE: Santa Fe

AGE: 77

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, College of Santa Fe; law degree, La Salle University.

OCCUPATION: Retired

FAMILY: Divorced; three children

POLITICAL/GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE: State representative, District 48, 1987-present; former state comptroller, New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration.

MAJOR PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT: Public service. I’ve advocated for children and the elderly and for equality for all.

MAJOR PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT: Raising a family and providing for their well being. Also, providing a good future for my grandkids.

1. I support the law as amended by Legislature (a proposal to toughen, but maintain, the existing law was unsuccessful last year). We need the governor’s support.

2. I support plans as approved by PERA and ERB. Would consider modifications to enhance actuarial soundness.

3. I would support for non-vested and future employees.

4. Yes.

5. Support.

6. I would support with consent of parents.

7. Yes to both.

8. I would support a more progressive income tax.

9. Would support equality for all if it came to a vote.

10. Support.

11. No.

12. No.

13. No.

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