Q&A: House District 50 Candidate Christina Estrada

  • NAME: Christina L. Estrada
  • POLITICAL PARTY: Republican
  • OCCUPATION: Landlord
  • CITY OF RESIDENCE: Between Estancia and Tajique
  • RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: Voter, New Mexico Girls State chairman
  • EDUCATION: High school
  • CAMPAIGN WEBSITE: electcestrada50.wixsite.com/mysite

What steps should the Legislature take to ensure New Mexico has a balanced budget amid falling oil prices and an economic downturn prompted by the coronavirus outbreak?

With respect, I appreciate your questions. My answer to all your questions as to if I am opposed or support has no relevance. I am running for New Mexico House of Representatives and that is what I will do to represent my constituents. As long as the choice follows the United States Constitution and also the New Mexico Constitution I will go with what the people want. New Mexico is in a bad situation and has been for years. It’s time to stop playing politics and save the Land of Enchantment.

What more, if anything, should the Legislature do to address a court ruling that found New Mexico is failing to provide a sufficient education to all students?

(No response)

What changes, if any, should New Mexico make to its gross receipts tax code?

(No response)

Do you support or oppose legalizing recreational marijuana use in New Mexico and taxing its sales?

(No response)

Do you believe changes should be made to the emergency powers held by a governor during a pandemic or other time of crisis. If so, do you believe such powers should be expanded or reduced and in what specific ways?

(No response)

Do you support or oppose repealing a long-dormant 1969 state law that outlaws abortion, except in limited circumstances?

(No response)

Do you support or oppose enacting a new state law that would allow police officers and other public officials to be sued individually by abolishing the defense of qualified immunity?

(No response)

In recent years, New Mexico has steadily increased spending on early childhood programs, such as home visiting, prekindergarten and child care assistance, and created a new early childhood trust fund. Do you support or oppose a constitutional amendment that would withdraw more money from the Land Grant Permanent Fund to increase funding for early childhood services?

(No response)

What changes, if any, should New Mexico make to its election laws and primary system? Do you support or oppose opening the state’s primary elections to voters who aren’t affiliated with either major political party?

(No response)

Would you support a merit-based evaluation system to determine how the state spends its capital outlay funding? Should each legislator be required to disclose which projects he or she funded?

(No response)

New Mexico is highly reliant on the oil and natural gas industries to generate revenue to fund state programs, as evidenced by recent oil boom and bust cycles. What steps should the state take to diversify its economy and revenue base?

(No response)

Would you support or oppose a moratorium on fracking? And should the state impose additional renewable energy mandates as a way to address climate change concerns?

(No response)

What steps should the Legislature take to address crime and improve public safety?

(No response)

Do you support or oppose the public’s right to inspect footage taken by cameras worn by law enforcement officers? Under what circumstances, if any, should police video be withheld from the public?

(No response)

Members of New Mexico’s business community contend some state laws and regulations need changing so the state can better compete with Texas and Arizona when it comes to attracting companies. What steps do you believe should be taken to improve New Mexico’s economic competitiveness?

(No response)

Personal background

1. Have you or your business, if you are a business owner, ever been the subject of any state or federal tax liens?

No

2. Have you ever been involved in a personal or business bankruptcy proceeding?

Never

3. Have you ever been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of drunken driving, any misdemeanor or any felony in New Mexico or any other state? If so, explain.

No

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