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NM State Senator District 24

In addition to other duties prescribed by law, senators enact “reasonable and appropriate laws,” represent the constituents of their district, and serve on standing or interim committees. The legislature meets each year beginning in January. In odd-numbered years, it meets for 60 days; in even-numbered years, it meets for 30 days. The Governor may call special sessions. Candidates must be at least 25 years old and must be a resident of the district from which elected. They serve a four-year term. Senators do not receive a salary, but they do receive a pre-set per diem.Senado de New MexicoAdemás de otros deberes prescritos por la ley, los senadores promulgan “leyes razonables y apropiadas”, representan a los electores de su distrito y sirven en comités permanentes o interinos. La legislatura se reúne cada año a partir de enero. En los años impares, se reúne durante 60 días; en los años pares, se reúne durante 30 días. El gobernador puede convocar sesiones especiales. Los candidatos deben tener al menos 25 años de edad y deben ser residentes del distrito de donde fueron elegidos. Sirven para un mandato de cuatro años. Los senadores no reciben un salario, pero reciben un pago preestablecido por día.

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    Anna C Hansen
    (Dem)

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    Veronica Ray Krupnick
    (Dem)

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    Linda M Trujillo
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

1. What prior experience and/or education have prepared you for this position?

2. Why are you running for this position?

3. What would be your priorities for the next session?

4. What, if any, changes to New Mexico’s tax structure would you support?

Campaign Mailing Address 2008 Kiva Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Campaign Phone 505-920-0957
Campaign Website http://annahansensantafe.com
Occupation Santa Fe County Commissioner
Two-term County Commissioner (term-limited), I’ve delivered millions for our trails, roads, sewers and greenspace and passed over 60 progressive resolutions. I’ve spent my entire adult life being a champion for Santa Fe and the State. I’m the only candidate with a proven track record of getting things done, never giving up on an issue or position - regardless of the situation - consistently delivering huge wins for Santa Fe. We must demand climate solutions and better treatment for our environment, prioritize renewable energy and modernized state facilities, and guarantee clean water for future generations. I’m a leader for the clean-up of nuclear waste and against hard rock mining. I’m a graduate of UNM, a small business owner and artist.
I’m running to continue the good work I’ve been doing for constituents of Santa Fe. I know we can deliver better infrastructure, roads, sewers, increase access to healthcare and mental/behavioral health services, address homelessness, climate change, food scarcity and water issues, demand greater investments in our children and schools, guarantee broadband access, use regenerative agriculture and promote/protect our diverse heritage and cultural landscape. I have experience in sustainable development and believe the State can do more to support private/public partnerships, to seriously tackle affordable housing. My track record of working with all parties to get things done is unmatched. We need leadership and a champion of sustainability.
Water protections and security are top of my list. Working to increase fines on polluters from all industries that are making our communities toxic, expand surface water protections and pass a statewide ban on non-essential use of PFAS. It’s time for a State Bank and a microlending program for New Mexico small businesses. Passing Paid Medical Family Leave. It’s time to repeal the Oil & Gas Act and stop fresh water from being used for their operations. Working to fully fund the Oil Conservation Division & New Mexico Environment Department to enforce laws/hold bad actors accountable. Working with the City and County to address their needs and fund their shovel ready projects.
In the last three years, New Mexico has made significant efforts to lower taxes for our most vulnerable and those that served in the military, collect sales tax from out-of-state corporations and lowered GRT. I believe there are additional changes we can make to lessen the tax burden on New Mexico small businesses. I also support ending the tax credits for the wealthiest, revising the corporate tax structure, changing the pyramid tax structure to be more balanced, limiting the tax deduction for capital gains on sales of stocks and similar financial products. I support tax credits for decarbonization of our state and ending tax credits for fossil fuel and stripper wells. Increasing the Child Tax Credit to continue to help our families.
Campaign Phone 505-946-7179
Occupation Legislative Analyst, House Majority Leader Representative Gail Chasey
After graduating from Fort Lewis College with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health, I returned home to New Mexico where I have served as a career child welfare advocate for 5 1/2 years. I have directly partnered with stakeholders and policymakers at the local, state, and national level to address poverty, homelessness, criminal system pipelines, immigration status, criminalization of mental and behavioral health, generational and historical trauma, racial equity, and challenges specific to tribal communities. I currently serve as the Leadership Analyst to House Majority Leader Chasey, and this experience has provided me with essential knowledge of our state’s legislature, legislative process, and the commitment needed to serve New Mexico.
In the most critical election year in our history, NOW is the time for a new voice and new leadership! I am proudly running as a 28-year-old New Mexican & Indigenous leader dedicated to one mission: strengthening & protecting the resources and rights of our children, young people and families, so they may live holistically safe and well lives. As a foster care alumni & career child welfare advocate, I know that policy IS personal! Nearly half of New Mexico is under 34 years old and has zero representation reflective of our daily experience in the Senate. I have the lived experience, professional background, and fire to fight for you because I’m living the challenges alongside you. I am ready to be a fierce voice for our future!
In the next legislative session, my top 5 priorities are child welfare, affordable and accessible housing, behavioral health, tribal protections, and environmental issues. I am a leader who values co-governance, and I will be proactive in partnering with our community leaders and organizations who are addressing these issue areas through a racial equity, lived-experienced centered, culturally humble, cross-system, and social and restorative justice approach.
As a leader, I value transparency, and owning what I do not know and need deeper knowledge of. This is an area I am not as well versed in and will take the time to do more research and outreach to ensure the changes I support and propose are balanced solutions with backing from my constituents. I strongly feel that the best way I can serve my community is by putting my best and most informed foot forward.
Campaign Email getinvolvednm@yahoo.com
Campaign Phone (505) 795-4324
Occupation Retired/Attorney
I am a licensed attorney with a background in education and public administration. I served two terms as President of the Santa Fe Public School Board, two terms as State Representative and most recently as Superintendent of the Regulation and Licensing Department. My career includes expanding early education programs, increasing access to career and technical education, protecting reproductive rights, and building the regulatory framework for adult-use cannabis while reducing unnecessary red-tape for professional licensing. These successes demonstrate my ability to collaborate effectively with community stakeholders and policy makers and my experience uniquely positions me to tackle the challenges in the State Senate.
I’m running to be a voice for our community and enact positive change. I will advocate for early learning, k-12 public education and career and technical education; support access to healthcare and protect reproductive rights; and incentivize high-wage jobs and green energy. These issues are important to me because I’ve lived with financial uncertainty and depended on food stamps. I’ve had to choose between healthcare and housing. My life changed because a few amazing women helped me access educational opportunities. Every person has the right to a life with dignity, including food, housing and medical care. I will work tirelessly to address the issues facing our community to ensure a brighter future for generations to come.
Affordable Housing and Food Security • Expand incentives to build affordable housing. • Fund construction workforce development. Early Childhood through Higher Education • Professionalize early education workforce. • Invest in community schools. Reproductive Rights & Access to Healthcare Providers • Increase loan repayment and scholarships for healthcare professionals. • Establish a healthcare fund for recruitment, retention and rate stabilization. Environmental Conservation & Climate Change • Fund clean-up of legacy mining pollution. • Fund regional water infrastructure modernization. Entrepreneurs & Cannabis Industry • Incentivize research and development. • Fund access to capital and eliminate barriers for underrepresented communities.
I would consider expanding and extending tax incentives to promote job creation and support specific industries that align with the state's priorities. For example, I would consider expanding incentives to purchase electric vehicles and to make residential and commercial buildings more energy-efficient. These tax adjustments could create financial incentives for individuals and businesses to transition to cleaner, more sustainable practices, helping to mitigate climate change and promote environmental conservation. It's important to note that while lowering tax rates can encourage transition to greener energy and energy efficient building, it's important to maintain revenue streams to fund essential public services.