State Rep. Nate Gentry missed 260+ votes – You’ll never guess what he did instead.

State Representative Nate Gentry has one job, show up and vote for our interests.

 

But Nate Gentry can’t even seem to do that right.

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Nate Gentry has skipped out on to two hundred and sixty-eight votes.


Gentry Missed 98 Votes During The 2015-16 Legislative Session.
According to the New Mexico Legislature, Gentry missed 98 votes during the 2015-16 legislative session. [New Mexico Legislature]

 

Gentry Missed 76 Votes In 2013-2014. According to Progress Now NM, Gentry missed 53 votes in 2013 and 23 votes in 2014. [Progress Now NM, 6/24/14]

 

Gentry Missed 94 Of The 805 Votes (11.68%) During His Tenure In The New Mexico State Legislature. According to New Mexico Votes, Gentry missed 94 of the 805 votes (11.68%) during the 2011-2012 Legislative sessions. [New Mexico Votes, accessed 9/18/12]

But he has collected over $47,000 in taxpayer funded pay for his… ahem, work.

Gentry Received Over $47K In Per Diem From 2011 Through 2016

Maybe it’s a good thing Nate Gentry doesn’t show up to work, because when he does, his record is criminal.

 

State Representative Gentry called a bill making contraceptive more available to women, a quote, silly stunt, unquote.

Gentry Called A Substitute Bill Making “Contraception More Available” And Adding “$5 Million To Early Childhood Education” A “Silly Stunt,” & A “Gotcha Substitute” Designed To “Make This Side Take A Bad Vote.” The Deming Headlight wrote, “Early in the debate on the first bill, House Minority Leader Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe, introduced a substitute bill that would have made contraception more available statewide and would have added $5 million to early childhood education. This, he argued, would reduce the number of abortions in the long run. But Majority Leader Nate Gentry, R-Albuquerque, said the substitute was unconstitutional because it would change the original purpose of Herrell’s bill. He called the move “intellectually dishonest,” a “silly stunt” and a “gotcha substitute” designed to “make this side take a bad vote.”” [Deming Headlight, 03/08/15]

 

And Gentry is a member of a group that’s pushed to allow insurance companies to deny coverage for mammograms and other lifesaving cancer screenings.

Gentry, A Member Of ALEC, Said, “There’s Nothing Wrong With Legislators Exposing Themselves To Different Ideas.” According to the State Net Capitol Journal, “ALEC didn’t have much to lose in New Mexico, where Democrats have held sway in the Legislature for decades. New Mexico Rep. Paul Bandy (R), a state co-chairman of ALEC, said the only model legislation that has passed there is a 2010 measure establishing the Sunshine Portal, a website listing state budget and other public information that was overwhelmingly supported by both parties. But New Mexico Rep. Nate Gentry (R), another ALEC member, said he wished more Democrats would become involved with the group. ‘There’s nothing wrong with legislators exposing themselves to different ideas,’ he said.” [State Net Capitol Journal, 7/23/12]

ALEC Pushed To Repeal The Affordable Care Act Which Would Require 54 Million Americans To “Pay Out Of Pocket For Their Colonoscopies, Cholesterol Screenings, Mammograms And Other Services.” According to ALEC Exposed, the organization pushed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would require “The 54 million people who, thanks to the ACA, had access to preventive care without co-pay, coinsurance or deductibles would once again have to pay out of pocket for their colonoscopies, cholesterol screenings, mammograms and other services.” [ALEC Exposed, accessed 9/8/16]

Nate Gentry doesn’t show up to vote, and when he does look at what he does to women.

 

No wonder Nate Gentry has refused to denounce Donald Trump.

 

There’s one way to make sure State Representative Gentry never shows up to vote again… this November don’t vote for Nate Gentry.