Garcia Highlights Roots and Experience

by Staff Reporter / May 22, 2018 / 0 comments

Garcia Highlights Roots and Experience

Paula Garcia, Candidate for House District 40, recently released a campaign video highlighting her deep roots in northern New Mexico and her experience at the State Legislature.

“I was raised on a ranch where I was taught the value of hard work which led me to be an advocate for rural communities. My life’s work has been to protect our acequias, our traditions, and our way of life…I’m a working mom, and, like any parent, I want our children to have a good education and economic opportunities.

Too many of our young families are leaving rural areas for better jobs elsewhere. To thrive, we need job training, infrastructure, and incentives for small businesses. We need quality education for our children and health care for our families. We also must honor the promise to care for our seniors and veterans.”

Garcia also goes on to emphasize her experience at the State Legislature. “I’ve been at every legislative session for the past twenty years…I’ve played a part in passing legislation…that’s why I’m the right person to send to the State Legislature from District 40. I am running to represent District 40 because I’m hopeful about our future.”

Garcia’s platform highlights the need for rural job creation and support for rural livelihoods. “We can ‘grow our own’ workforce such as health care professionals and educators. A new economy based on clean energy, agriculture, and high-speed internet can transform northern New Mexico.”

Another issue Garcia addresses as a candidate is the addiction crisis in northern New Mexico. As Commission Chairwoman, Garcia led the effort for Mora County to be the first state or local government or agency in New Mexico to file a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. She is an advocate for rebuilding our behavioral health system in New Mexico to build capacity to treat addiction like a public health issue.  

A hallmark of Garcia’s campaign is the intergenerational strength of families in northern New Mexico. “Just as our ancianos taught us to look after each other, let’s move our communities forward, together. I’m Paula Garcia and I’m running for State Representative in District 40. I’m asking for your support. Con respeto, les pido su apoyo. Que Viva el Norte!!”

 

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