Candidate announces bid for District 2 commission seat

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Leah Ahkee-Baczkiewicz has announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Sandoval County Commission District 2.

Ahkee-Baczkiewicz, who is a member of the Navajo Tribe, has lived in Rio Rancho for 10 years with her husband and children. She has worked as an occupational therapist assistant for over 22 years.

Ahkee-Baczkiewicz has worked in her community and wants to continue this work through promoting protection of the land, the economy and health.

The issues of most importance to her are protecting the environment, helping the economy to grow by helping small businesses expand and create more jobs and bringing more community services to residents.

“Making sure that our drinking water is safe is paramount for all of us,” she said. “We can’t grow our economy if we can’t provide clean and safe water.”

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