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NM State Representative District 48

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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    Tara L Lujan

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 1430 Galisteo St
Santa Fe, NM 87505-4632
Campaign Email
Campaign Phone 505-111-1111
Occupation Self Employed
I have been able to put all of my experiences towards bettering the lives of New Mexicans through science based policies by being raised by a community organizer as well as being one myself and being an environmental and behavioral health and education advocate. I continue to grow and participate in opportunities such as fellowships, opioid policy, collaborative behavioral health academies. And I continue to support the community by hosting policy conventions and symposiums with the youth, energy, and environmental local and national groups.
I am running for this position because I want to further the policy work that I have started to better protect our environment, our education systems, and our most vulnerable populations to ensure more equitable and just policies for our state.
My priorities will be continuing my work towards policy for a just energy transition, diversifying our economy, behavioral health competency in our courts, animal protection policy, and balancing our budget through just and equitable means. I want to make sure to engage with all stakeholders and ensure all voices are heard and integrated through the policies I sponsor.
I am supporting in restructuring our property taxes and working with others to reevaluate our pyramid type tax code, and to create better investment opportunities for renewable energy. And supporting other tax incentives for diversifying our economy.