It is a challenging time to be an elected representative. We always head to Santa Fe this time of year to solve problems and to determine our state’s priorities through the budget we pass budget.
This year the sense of urgency is especially strong. And I hope your voice will be part of the dialogue by completing my 2021 Constituent Survey.
New Mexicans need leaders who stand up for them. The pandemic hit our local, small businesses hard. Marian stepped up for them in sponsoring the Small Business Recovery Act to create a $400 million fund to get money into their hand so that New Mexicans could safely get back to work.
She has had successful careers as an attorney, entrepreneur, and business educator working in the public, non-profit and private sectors. Marian has worked extensively in the area of economic development and knows that we must invest in job development and training.
Our families should not have to worry about getting the care they need. That's why Marian, as a member of the House Health & Human Services Committee, helped pass legislation to curb prescription drug costs and ensure New Mexicans, including those with pre-existing conditions, will have access to affordable health care. She listens to experts and makes sure decisions are guided by science.
And, we can always count on Marian to stand up for women's reproductive health care.
In her first legislative session, Marian stood up for our first-responders and introduced her "PTSD Presumption For First Responders" bill to protect them. She also co-sponsored the "Safer Communities Act" to get our crime problems under control. A former prosecutor and Deputy Attorney General, who has lived in HD27 for nearly 30 years, Marian believes that New Mexico has the opportunity to make systemic, sustainable changes to respond effectively to crime and move our state forward.
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