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NM State Representative District 22

Represents a district in the New Mexico House of Representatives, which has 70 members. In odd-numbered years, the legislature meets for 60 days; in even-numbered years, it meets for 30 days. The Governor may call for special sessions. Representatives sponsor and vote on “reasonable and appropriate laws,” represent the constituents of their districts, and serve on legislative committees. Positions are unpaid, except for per diem expenses. Elected for a two-year term.

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    Stefani Lord

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    Fred Ponzlov

Biographical Information

What abilities do you have that qualify you for this office?

What is your top priority, and how do you plan to address it?

What additional water policies and actions, if any, are needed in New Mexico?

What, if anything, should be done to improve public safety?

What programs or actions, if any, would you support to provide more affordable housing?

How can New Mexico diversify its economy?

Should legislators be paid a salary? Why or why not?

Campaign Mailing Address PO Box 131
Sandia Park, NM 87047
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In 2024, I funded over 35 projects and invested $2,500,000 into our community, including road repairs and paving in the East Mountains. I ensured that Bernalillo and Torrance County law enforcement and firefighters received vehicle and facility improvement funding. Other funded projects include drain improvement, stormwater construction, updated water and sewer systems, open spaces, East Mountain Baseball Complex, EM Food Pantry, the Vallecitos Senior Center, and more.
Crime, Border Security, Constitutional Rights/Second Amendment, CYFD. Bills I Presented: HB 44 - Pretrial Detention Presumption to keep the worst of the worst in jail, HB 111 - New Mexico Border Barrier to address human trafficking, drug smuggling, the fentanyl crisis, and guns crossing the border, HJR 3 - Requirements for Bail Denial, and I supported HB 193 for Law Enforcement Retention. My bill, HM 3 - Prenatal Substance Abuse Task Force, was passed and signed.
New Mexico has historically experienced water shortages, some more severe and prolonged than others. There has been a long legislative history of Water Conservation to oversee water rights, ensure new water sources, and explore ways to reduce demand. As elected officials, our top priority should be to protect and conserve our limited water resources.
Retain and recruit law enforcement and ensure they are adequately funded. Hold criminals accountable and keep them off the streets. Address the fentanyl crisis. Secure the border.
WHAT SHOULD WE DO ABOUT THE CHILDREN YOUTH & FAMILIES DEPARTMENT (CYFD) CRISIS? I presented real, data-driven solutions to stop the torture, abuse, and death of some of our most vulnerable children. It is the Governor's job to oversee CYFD, yet she has stopped every bill I've introduced. This year, the Albuquerque Journal published my opinion piece about the fentanyl crisis that preys on our children. Unfortunately, HB 106 - Fentanyl Exposure as Child Abuse - was stopped by progressives.
Diversity is essential for economic growth, but not at the cost of eliminating oil and gas, which contributes billions to our schools and general fund.
Only if it is not more than the average salary of a New Mexican.
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Cedar Crest, NM 87008
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Occupation Retired Actor, Director, Producer & Screenwriter for Theatre, Movies & TV
The ability to work with others who may have different views than my own. I'm a strong proponent of listening to others and compromising with those I disagree with.
Providing better access to healthcare for everyone, especially those residing in rural areas. There is a worldwide shortage of healthcare professionals, and New Mexico is not exempt from that shortage's impact. HD22 has fewer healthcare facilities, per capita, than most of the state.
We need to expand on the concept of sharing vital water resources through local boards to ensure that every New Mexican has a sufficient supply. Grant assistance for farmers to use less wasteful below-ground irrigation instead of spraying into the air, which results in more evaporation.
Our law enforcement agencies need to be fully funded and supported, but should employ more mental health professionals to reduce the need for armed confrontations.
Tiny home villages to address the issues of homelessness that include a path to home ownership. Support of organizations like Habitat for Humanity.
Less reliance on the fossil fuel industry for the state's income, increase tourism, promote light manufacturing industries that represents a minimal drain on our water resources.
Legislators are part-time employees of "the People", just as County Commissioners are, and should be compensated accordingly. Without compensation for their time, average citizens can't reasonably financially afford to serve, nor do they have the time, resulting in a legislature comprised primarily of independently wealthy retirees, which is not representative of the citizenry.