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NM State Representative District 11

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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    Bart H Kinney III
    (Rep)

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    Javier I Martinez
    (Dem)

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

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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 Mailing Address PO Box 25491
Albuquerque, NM 87125
Campaign Phone 505-553-1129
Campaign Email Javierfornm@gmail.com
Twitter @Javierfornm
Occupation Social Impact Lawyer
I’ve worked as a social impact lawyer for 14 years and a community organizer for 22 years. I’ve also served in the State House for the last 10 years helping lead the fight for higher wages for workers, creating more access to affordable and quality healthcare, expanding the child and working families tax credits, and helping make NM the first state in the country to guarantee access to early childhood education in its constitution. I now serve as the Speaker of the House.
Building state budgets that are equitable and just, and that bring needed resources to all communities. In addition, continuing to build a more equitable NM by ensuring access to reproductive healthcare, quality education from cradle to career, and improving public safety. Also, we must continue the work of diversifying our economy and continuing to build opportunities for a renewable energy future.
We need reforms and updates to water policy and plans to ensure the needs of farmers, individual consumers, and economic development opportunities are met.
Continue to support upstream strategies like access to early childhood education, housing, and behavioral health services, as well as proven programs like violence intervention programs, law enforcement recruitment and retention, and supports for local governments to enforce the laws that are in the books. Furthermore, we need to ensure that the most dangerous criminals are held accountable - fully funding the judiciary would be a good step forward.
The state has invested at historic levels in housing. What we need now are streamlined local land use policies to allow for more infill and multi family housing. The slow pace at which these land use decisions are made are hampering housing development.
We’ve started that work already. From recreational cannabis, to universal early childhood education to large scale renewable every projects like Sun Zia, NM is leading the way in diversifying the economy. More needs to be done though including in the technologies of tomorrow like bio sciences, artificial intelligence and advanced energy.
Yes. We’re the last remaining unpaid legislative body in the country. We cannot address 21st century problems with a 19th century legislative process.