Today, the Journal announces its endorsements in contested primaries in U.S. House races for Districts 1 and 2.
District 1 GOP primary – Michelle Garcia Holmes
Garcia Holmes is a veteran of law enforcement with a focus on crimes against children and homicides. She worked for the Albuquerque Police Department for 20 years as an officer and detective, and she was chief of staff for former New Mexico Attorney General Gary King for eight years. Garcia Holmes says crime and poor education has persistently held the state back.
Her experience attacking money laundering and drug crime, and collaborating with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency and local law enforcement means she can hit the ground running. If elected, she says she would like to sit down with Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and discuss a compromise to the city’s sanctuary city policy, which recently prevented the city from receiving a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to combat crime.