Fresh Ideas and Proven Solutions
You may have heard the good news already but….WE WON! Thanks to your unwavering support. Your donation to my campaign for SF County Commission, means so much to me. I could not do this without your support and belief in me and our dedication to our city and county. Running for any political office takes courage and conviction. My concern for our infrastructure, quality of life and the environment has lead me to seek office and to make our community a better place for all.
The last two weeks of the campaign were just gruelling and took all my time to make sure that I won. I never stopped, worked everyday either going door to door or calling or meeting people.
My campaign night party, which took place at Duel Brewery, they were so very kind. We had about 30 supports there and then the good news arrived. I won by 196 votes. It was a close race, approximately 4800 voters, I received 2500.
This election was about giving residents a real, proactive voice on Commission and even though I will not be officially sworn in for a few more months, I am already hard at work! Going to meetings, meeting with the County Manager and the other two newly elected commissioners.
I am proud to live in such a vibrant, culturally diverse place which values open spaces, clean air, water, and local businesses. As a passionate community organizer and small business owner, I have fought to protect our natural resources, promote economic growth, and will defend some of Santa Fe’s most vulnerable populations, our youth and seniors. As a Democratic Ward Chair, a Commissioner on the Santa Fe River Commission and Parks and Open
Space Advisory Commission, I understand what it takes to be an effective and responsive leader in our community and believe our District is missing this type of representation at the County Commission.
My love for this community has never waivered. I’ve realized over the years how much real leadership matters. For me, leadership is about more than showing up or being named to a committee. It is about rolling up your sleeves and getting critical jobs done, which is why I am proud to have the support of many community members and business owners as I announced my official candidacy for Santa Fe County Commission District 2.
I have worked hard—from halting an unplanned large apartment complex on Agua Fria to securing parks and trails in many neighborhoods in District 2—to lead by example and accomplish difficult tasks for our community. I have the experience necessary to deal with threats to our water, environment, economy and infrastructure—roads, broadband, renewable energy—and understand that we must prioritize sustainable, smart mixed-use developments, urban/rural agriculture and create more economic drivers for our community to thrive. For this and many reasons, I humbly thank you for your support this election cycle.
As your newly elected Commissioner, my door is always open. We have a lot of work to do and I am so humbled to serve our community. Call or email me to discuss any issues you are having or needs in our local community. I take office on January 1, 2017.
It’s a new day in Santa Fe and I thank you for everything!
In service to our community,
Santa Fe County Commissioner-elect District 2