The candidate running for re-election in Santa Fe’s House District 47 wants the Democrats to rise to power again so that New Mexico can get out of what he calls its economic “death spiral,” while his Republican opponent says he would work across the aisle to come up with solutions to New Mexico’s many woes.
House Minority Leader Brian Egolf, a leader in the Democratic Party, is running for the seat he’s held since he was elected in 2008, in a heavily Democratic district in heavily Democratic Santa Fe.
He said a lot of the progress he and other Democrats have made, like supporting and growing the film and TV production in the state, has stalled since Republicans took the majority of the House in 2014. He said the only way to get the state back on track and out of its economic slump is to give Democrats control again.
Otherwise, “we’re going to continue to be in bad shape,” Egolf said.