Who am I?

I am a Hispanic women who is now the President of the NM Democratic Club. I was a past board member of the Democratic Women of Sandoval County, a delegate to the Central Committee, and I am on the board of Sandoval County Democrats.

Under my leadership the NM Democratic Club has grown and is very active in the state, county and communities. We are the working unit for Democrats in Sandoval County. I am an Emerge graduate and ran for NM State Senate in 2012. I have also run for School Board. I am on the board of our county's food pantry. I have successfully raised money for our groups and keep everyone engaged in party activities through petitions, letters to the editor and phone banking for candidates. We successfully overturned a Tea Party initiated ballot measure to take away a tax
for higher education. We are a grassroots organization, who continuously works on Council, Commission and State political legislation to help get democratic policies passed. Although our group is in another county, we helped a Democratic candidate's run-off campaign in Albuquerque and defeat the anti-abortion bill that was put on my Right to Life activists from Texas.

While working with the Democratic Women of Sandoval County, we initiated the forums to educate our community in the ACA before the law was passed.

Why am I running?

Our legislative district is made up of an extremely right wing conservative. We need to have another voice in the House to eliminate the stalemates in the House and Senate. I want to make progressive changes to each bill and provide leadership for my district and New Mexico.

I have an established name and people respect my opinions and trust my work. I ran for State Senate and increased the performance of my Senate district. I want to ensure that NM is a blue state and keeps providing good, smart candidates in all our districts.

My Goals

My three priorities are to pass a minimum wage, create good paying jobs for NM and my district, and resolve the legislative gridlock in education.

Minimum wage/living wage: Help the House and Senate pass a minimum wage and include language in bills to establish a living wage for New Mexicans.

Create Jobs: Seek corporations to establish their businesses in NM, create incentives, and provide training in new fields. Help finance small entrepreneurial businesses.

Improve Education: Eliminate the legislative gridlock regarding educational issues in New Mexico. Sponsor a bill to provide professional development for teachers.

My DFA Values

I believe and follow the platform of the Democratic Party and our State's Democratic Party. I continuously work on the issues that face our state and nation by coordinating educational forums, and presentation from our own Representatives and Senators. As President of NM Democratic Club, I put together petitions, create working sessions to help issues that are coming up on state and national levels. We know that we have to work to get the issues/policies we want. We recently worked on a campaign to ensure we kept the higher education tax in our community. We won! This is the power of our grassroots organization.

My Campaign is People Powered!

Since I am the President of the NM Democratic Club, work with the Democratic Women of Sandoval County, Progressive Democrats of America, and on the board of the County Democrats, I have a grassroots base. We coordinate to do door knocking, phone banking, and fundraisers. I am also am an Emerge graduate and have a large list of people who can help my campaign. During my last run for Senate I had help from the Sierra Club, unions and worked with the coordinated campaigns for our national offices (i.e President to our own state candidates). I plan to use these same resources to work on my campaign. Many people have already said they would help me. I will use social media and my network to enlist people to be active in my campaign.

Voice support

About the Endorsement Process

The driving force behind all DFA endorsements is our members. We recognize that all politics is local and that what is considered progressive in Los Angeles may be very different from what's considered progressive in Louisville. For this reason, DFA does not have a litmus test of specific progressive positions for which a candidate must stand. Our endorsement is heavily weighted based on these questions:

• Will the candidate move the progressive movement forward in their community?
• Does the candidate have substantial support from our local members?
• Do the candidate's positions and policies fit into the broader progressive movement?
• Is the campaign people-powered and the candidate working to win?

If you have questions, or want to let us know about a candidate in your neighborhood, please call us at (802) 651-3200 or email us at [email protected] .

Stay informed -- like DFA on Facebook. ×