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NM State Representative District 60

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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    Joshua N. Hernandez
    (Rep)

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    Luke Nicholas Jungmann
    (Dem)

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?

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Campaign Phone 505-385-7465
Campaign Email lukefornm@gmail.com
Campaign Website http://lukefornm.com
Occupation Software Engineer
As an engineer, I excel at defining an end-goal and planning methods and objectives to efficiently achieve that goal.
Protecting the Right To Choose further in our state, and I will do that by enshrining it in our State Constitution and adding further protections for New Mexicans and out-of-state people coming to the state for any right protected within New Mexico.
We must analyze our water usage and ensure that we and the surrounding states are not using more water than can be replenished naturally, and potentially cut back on the extreme water-using agriculture.
I want to focus on the base cause of crime in our state, which is more often than not drug addiction and desperation. This can be done by providing more affordable housing to help people get on their feet, providing more addiction help centers and addiction recovery as an alternative to prison, focus on drug dealers over users, and to focus on rehabilitation and reintegration into society over punishment.
I'd like to see the state provide higher-density housing in the event of a housing emergency (such as when the mean home mortgage or rental exceeds 30% of the average person's income). As well, I'd like to implement a scaling tax on out-of-state land/property owners to encourage people to sell New Mexican land to New Mexicans.
I'd like to see New Mexico increase its tourist-facing economy, and one of the best ways to do that is to invest in quality public transit and our beautiful towns. Further, we can expand investment in small businesses like food trucks, restaurants, small shops, and more to take advantage of the incredible food, products, and culture of New Mexico.
I believe that in order to allow those who are not retired or with flexible jobs to participate in the legislature, a salary would be beneficial.