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NM State Senator District 39

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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    Elizabeth Liz Stefanics
    (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 PO Box 720
Cerrillos, NM 87010
Campaign Email lstefanics@msn.com
Campaign Phone (505) 699-4808
Occupation Retired
Liz Stefanics is serving in her 3rd four year term as a NM State Senator. Her district is primarily rural and covers parts of 6 counties. She served 8 years as a Santa Fe County Commissioner. She has experience in state government at the Human Services Department, the Risk Management Division, the Health Policy Commission; as Higher Education faculty; and in nonprofit management.
I am running for this office to continue serving my constituents and the state of New Mexico. I believe that the experience I bring to the position allows further dialogue about the issues. No issue is black and white. While I can support an initial position, there are issues which can be successful with negotiation.
I have several issues that I will work on for my constituents - health care accessibility, reduced pharmacy costs, tax benefits, environmental protections, renewable energy, water protections/planning, and many more.
I continue to support working family tax credits, and the child tax credit. I would support changes to the tobacco and alcohol taxes. Protections for low income working and for middle income indiviudals and families.