Central New Mexico Community College: District 5


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Nancy Baca (Incumbent)


Registered as: screen-shot-2017-01-25-at-10-33-06-am Democrat


  • Several elected officials, including Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, State Senators Jerry Ortiz y Pino, Bill Tallman, Mimi Stewart, State Representatives Debbie Armstrong and Elizabeth Thomson, City Councilor Pat Davis

Occupation: Property Manager

Facebook: Nancy Baca for CNM 5

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About: Nancy Baca was appointed to the District 5 seat on the CNM Governing Board in September 2016.  Baca is involved with several community organizations, including as a volunteer for Animal Humane New Mexico and as a vice ward chair and a precinct chair for the New Mexico Democratic Party.  She cites protecting affordable, quality education and bringing the latest innovations to CNM as priorities.

Gina Naomi Dennis


Registered as: screen-shot-2017-01-25-at-10-33-06-am Democrat


  • CNM Employees Union Committee on Political Education PAC (COPE-PAC)

Occupation: Business Owner

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About: Gina Naomi Dennis earned a Juris Doctor law degree in 2003 and an MBA in 2005, and has owned and operated sustainability company, Relerience, since 2009.  She has been involved in several community activities and says that with her leadership, CNM can “lower tuition, make graduation rates go up, and establish Farming Programs and Renewable Energy Programs to increase outcomes and jobs.”