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NM State Representative District 40

In addition to other duties prescribed by law, representatives 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 21 years old and must be a resident of the district from which elected. They serve a two-year term. Representatives do not receive a salary, but they do receive a pre-set per diem and mileage; there is also a pension program for legislators serving a minimum period.Cámara de Representantes de Nuevo MéxicoAdemás de otras obligaciones prescritas por la ley, los representantes 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 21 años de edad y deben ser residentes del distrito donde fueron elegidos. Tienen mandatos de dos años. Los representantes no reciben un salario, pero sí reciben un pago preestablecido por viáticos; también existe un programa de pensión para legisladores que cumplen con un periodo mínimo de servicio.

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    Diego Olivas

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    Joseph L Sanchez

Biographical Information

1. Why do you want to run for this seat?

2. How have your experience and education prepared you for this position?

3. What will be your highest priorities?

4. How can the legislature address water issues in an increasingly arid state?

5. What should the legislature do to improve public safety in New Mexico?

6. What, if any, changes to NM’s tax structure do you support?

Campaign Mailing Address PO Box 51
Mora, NM 87732
Campaign Phone 505-652-6009
Campaign Email
Twitter @diegoforNMex
Occupation Rancher
I believe that it is time my generation steps up and starts making decisions about our future.
I’ve had the unique experience of living a full life in a short period of time. I’ve been blessed to see and experience from the top 1% in Martha’s Vineyard and the Hamptons to the bayous to the great plains. I’ve spent time with the people in these areas and learned the differences between them and what they need to survive.
Helping New Mexicans with lowering taxes while finding ways at the state level that will help with rising inflation.
By providing funding that will build infrastructure to build and maintain water storage facilities such as dams that will also provide new habitat for fish. I will also like to push legislation that will provide funding to allow New Mexican farmers and ranchers to build or purchase simple sprinkler systems that allow for a better yield with less water usage than traditional flood irrigation.
Increase public safety funding to provide more officers, better equipment, and activate national guard to assist at the southern border.
Abolishing fuel taxes, abolishing the gross receipts tax, and lowering income tax rates as well as adding a tax to companies that are not providing jobs in New Mexico but selling their products.
Campaign Mailing Address PO Box 481
Alcalde, NM 87511
Campaign Phone 505-235-8041
Occupation Engineering Manager
I live in one of the poorest counties in the state. I want to create opportunity for my district along with all of New Mexico.
I have real life experience with small business and working with different government agencies. I have run an electric utility that serves five counties and eight tribes. I have first hand experience working with people who are among the poorest of our state. I have served in this position for almost two terms now.
Creating jobs and preparing our native New Mexicans to pursue and obtain those jobs. I will continue to support education, veterans, and our senior citizens.
Pursue opportunities with water resources that have not been tapped while also providing our state with funding to be competitive when going through legal situations with other states.
We need to keep criminals behind bars and stop the catch and release practices that recent policy passed by our state has implemented. We also have to support our law enforcement agencies.
We need to change the structure to attract businesses to our state. Right now it is more attractive for these businesses to set their roots in our surrounding states.