ALBUQUERQUE- New Mexico state Sen. Jacob Candelaria and former New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands Jim Baca on Tuesday joined the #NewMexicansForMaggie campaign and endorsed Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver for U.S. Senate.
“I’ve known Maggie for most of my life,” Candelaria said. “She’s a strong, ethical leader who leads with her values and isn’t afraid to stand up for New Mexicans–like she did when President Trump demanded our private voter information and she refused. We need her voice in the U.S. Senate on behalf of New Mexico. That is why I am proud to endorse her to be our next U.S. Senator.”
Candelaria, an Albuquerque attorney, represents District 26 in the New Mexico State Senate.
“I wasn’t afraid to stand up to President Trump when he pressed our state for voter information,” Toulouse Oliver said. “As a single mom, I’ve faced tough challenges and I never backed down. I will continue to fight Trump and the Washington establishment when it comes to improving election security, reforming our immigration system and establishing Medicare for All.”
Baca, a longtime leader on conservation issues, endorsed Toulouse Oliver also saying that she stands up for what’s right.
“We support Maggie because she has proven she is willing to take hard public positions on issues,” Baca said. “She will stand out as a person representing citizens rather that just being part of a power structure.”
Toulouse Oliver’s Senate campaign continues to gain traction and support from both elected officials and community members across the state. Each day over the next several weeks, supporters–known as #NewMexicansForMaggie–will publicly announce their support.
Maggie Toulouse Oliver is a progressive trailblazer running to become the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from New Mexico. Maggie’s values are rooted in our state and the life she’s built here. Maggie was a single mom at the age of 24, without healthcare, and a son on Medicaid. She worked her way through college, paycheck-to-paycheck, to build a better life for her family. She’s served as Bernalillo County Clerk and now as Secretary of State where she’s helped clean up state government, hold dark-money special interests accountable, and oversee fair elections.