Candidate Christina Hall: Endorsed by extreme right-wing group, Won’t even renounce Donald Trump

From the Republicans who reduced New Mexico to 49th in the country in child well-being, the 2nd highest rate of unemployment and 6th poorest state, comes their newest recruit, Christina Hall.

For the third consecutive year, New Mexico ranks 49th overall for child well-being, according to the 2016 Kids Count Data Book, released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  [Las Cruces Sun-News, 6/21/16]

New Mexico Was “The Sixth-Poorest State” According To A Ranking By 24/7 Wall St. According to the NM Political Report, “A new ranking shows New Mexico is the sixth-poorest state in the United States. The ranking by 24/7 Wall St used recently-released U.S. Census Bureau data to rank all 50 states, from richest to poorest.” [NM Political Report, 9/26/16]

New Mexico Had The Second-Highest Unemployment Rate In The Country As Of September 2016. According to the NM Political Report, “The rate of unemployed New Mexicans is the second-highest in the nation after increasing in August. That’s according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the federal agency which released its latest state-by-state preliminary employment figures Tuesday.” [NM Political Report, 9/20/16]

Christina Hall is quote, the pick of the Republican establishment, unquote.

Hall “Quickly Landed The Endorsement Of James And Appears To Be The Pick Of Many Republican Party Establishment.” According to the Albuquerque Journal, “Hall, a chiropractor and former Miss New Mexico, quickly landed the endorsement of James and appears to be the pick of many in the Republican Party establishment.” [Albuquerque Journal, 5/10/16]

Hall’s party leader, Donald Trump, has pitted one race against another, mocked a disabled reporter, and talked proudly of sexually assaulting women.

 

He’s pushed for policies that would punish women for having an abortion.

Trump Said That If Abortion Was Illegal “Women Should Face ‘Some Sort Of Punishments.’” According to Real Clear Politics, “Donald Trump tells MSNBC if abortion becomes illegal women should face “some sort of punishment.” Trump was speaking at a taped town hall event with Republican voters in Wisconsin moderated by Chris Matthews.” [Real Clear Politics, 3/30/16]

And Republican establishment pick Christina Hall has failed to denounce him.

 

It’s no surprise then Christina Hall has earned the endorsement of an extreme anti-abortion group.

New Mexico Right To Life Endorsed Hall For The 2016 General Election. According to New Mexico Right to Life, the organization endorsed Christina Hall for the 2016 election. [New Mexico Right to Life, 8/23/16]

 

Christina Hall puts her political party ahead of the people she wants to represent.

 

Let’s vote for a State Representative who will work to get New Mexico out of the hole we’re in, not one who just keeps digging

 

Trump: “They don’t look like Indians to me.” State Representative Sharon Clahchischilliage refuses to denounce Trump.

 

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Donald Trump mocked the disabled and bragged about assaulting women.

 

And Sharon Clahchischilliage endorsed Trump anyway

 

 

Trump called Native Americans he was competing against in the gaming business criminals and said “these people sure don’t look like Indians to me”

 

And Sharon Clahchischilliage not only didn’t denounce him, she endorsed Trump.

 

Trump “Claimed That Indian Reservations Had Fallen Under Mob Control” And “Portrayed Members Of A Tribe In Upstate New York As Cocaine Traffickers And Career Criminals.” According to the Washington Post, “Donald Trump claimed that Indian reservations had fallen under mob control. He secretly paid for more than $1 million in ads that portrayed members of a tribe in Upstate New York as cocaine traffickers and career criminals.” [Washington Post, 7/25/16]

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[Washington Post, 7/25/16]

 

A Native American leader called Trump’s comments, quote demeaning and racist, unquote.

 

 

Rick Hill, Former Chairman Of The National Indian Gaming Association On Trump: “It’s Just Not Appropriate; It’s Demeaning And It’s Racist.” According to the Washington Post, “The comments offended Native Americans across the country, said Rick Hill, who at the time was chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, a nonprofit group that lobbied government officials on behalf of tribes. ‘The same thing goes through my head now when I hear him,’ Hill said. ‘It’s just not appropriate; it’s demeaning and it’s racist.’” [Washington Post, 7/25/16]

 

It’s clear, Sharon Clahchischilliage has betrayed us. She endorsed Trump and signed on to help him as co-chair of his Native American coalition.

 

Clahchischilliage Was A Member Of “The Leadership Of Donald Trump’s Newly-Announced Native American Coalition.” According to the NM Political Report, “A New Mexico state representative is among the leadership of Donald Trump’s newly-announced Native American coalition. Four New Mexicans are part of the group, but the biggest name is Sharon Clachischilliage, a state representative from Kirtland.” [NM Political Report, 10/31/16]
But Sharon Clahchischilliage has always lacked moral courage.

 

She’s been accused of bullying her employees and forcing them to resign.

 

Clahchischilliage Was Accused Of “Malicious Interrogation” Of Employees That Forced Them To Resign. The Navajo Times reported, “The workers said Johnson, who was supported by Shirley for a position in the Washington office, and Curtis, who worked for two years at the Navajo Department of Justice before transferring to the Washington office, were forced to resign after repeated ‘malicious interrogation’ by Clahchischilliage.” [Navajo Times, 11/13/03]

 

Clahchischilliage Was Accused Of Improperly Hiring Non-Navajo Employees And Angrily Confronting Two Navajo Employees In Front Of Non-Native Employees. The Navajo Times reported, “Council Delegate Wallace Charley (Shiprock), in a Nov. 3 interview, said four delegates brought up concerns involving Clahchischilliage’s hiring of non-Navajos at the Washington office. Charley said those concerns apparently got Clahchischilliage upset because she called a staff meeting at Denny’s in St. Michaels and ‘really went after’ two Navajo employees in front of three non-Navajo employees that evening (Oct. 20).” [Navajo Times, 11/13/03]

 

Clahchischilliage “Came Under Fire In The [Navajo] Council For Terminating Three Long-Time Staffers” In 2003. The Navajo Times reported, “Sharon Clahchischilliage, Washington office director, came under fire in the council for terminating three long-time staffers last year.” [Navajo Times, 9/2/04]

 

And her own campaign staff accused her of illegal personal use of campaign funds.

 

Clahchischilliage’s Campaign Manager And Other Aides Quit With A Week Left To Go Over Allegations She Was Misusing Campaign Funds. The Associated Press reported, “She spent the last week before the election with only one campaign worker after her campaign manager and two other staff members quit over what she called ‘philosophical issues.’ Her former campaign manager Mark Wilson met with Vigil-Giron and alleged Clahchischilliage had misused campaign funds. No official complaints were filed. Clahchischilliage said before the election that she has nothing to hide and would be willing to make her books available for inspection.” [AP, 11/6/02]

 

Clahchischilliage Said Ex-Campaign Staff Who Accused Her Of Misusing Campaign Funds Were “Disgruntled Employees” Who “Don’t Want Me To Win This Election.” The Albuquerque Journal reported, “The Republican candidate for secretary of state said Tuesday that former members of her campaign staff are trying to damage her candidacy by alleging she misused campaign contributions. ‘There is no improper use of campaign funds none,’ Sharon Clahchischilliage said Tuesday in a telephone interview. ‘These are disgruntled employees, and it’s clear to me they don’t want me to win this election.’” [Albuquerque Journal, 10/30/02]

 

Clahchischilliage’s Campaign Manager – Her 2nd Of The Campaign – Quit, Informing GOP Officials He “Did Not Want My Name Associated With Illegal Or Unethical Behavior.” The Albuquerque Journal reported, “Questions arose about Clahchischilliage’s campaign after Mark Wilson, her second campaign manager, resigned earlier this month. Wilson sent state GOP officials an e-mail saying he was quitting because he did not want ‘my name associated with illegal or unethical behavior.’” [Albuquerque Journal, 10/30/02]

 

Clahchischilliage’s Former Finance Director And Scheduler Separately Accused Her Of Using Campaign Funds To Pay For Personal Expenditures. The Albuquerque Journal reported, “Dianne Torrance, Clahchischilliage’s former finance director, and Tiffany Brazil, Clahchischilliage’s former scheduler, alleged in separate telephone interviews that Clahchischilliage had spent campaign contributions on personal expenditures.” [Albuquerque Journal, 10/30/02]

 

Clahchischilliage’s Campaign Manager Accused Her Of Unspecified Issues With Handling Her Campaign Contributions. The Albuquerque Journal reported, “Wilson did not detail any alleged behavior in the e-mail, but he told the Journal last week he was concerned about how Clahchischilliage was handling her campaign contributions. Wilson said he had not filed a formal complaint with the state attorney general or secretary of state. Two other former staff members of Clahchischilliage’s campaign subsequently contacted the Journal to support Wilson’s allegations.” [Albuquerque Journal, 10/30/02]

 

Like Trump, Sharon Clahchischilliage does what’s right for her and betrays us.

 

This November, say no to State Representative Sharon Clahchischilliage and yes to a Democrat. Because one Trump is enough.

 

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Road rage. Disrespect for police. State Rep. John Zimmerman doesn’t have the tempermeant to lead.

Road Rage

Disrespect for law enforcement

State Representative John Zimmerman

Zimmerman chased down teenagers, forcing them off the road

zimmermanreport Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Report: D200906180

…then tried to go over deputies’ heads to get special help from the Sheriff.zimmermanreport2 Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Report: D200906180
Zimmerman even got in a shouting match with a neighbor’s landscaper – ignoring police officers who responded.zimmermanreport3 Dona Ana County Sheriff’s report
The record is clear.
Republican John Zimmerman doesn’t have the temperament to lead

 

TERRY MCMILLIAN: BULLY

Donald Trump has bullied his opponents, smeared those who have spoken out against him, mocked a disabled reporter, and bragged of sexually assaulting women.
And yet, unlike Republicans across America, State Representative Terry McMillan has refused to denounce Trump.

But it shouldn’t surprise us

After McMillan was sued for performing unnecessary surgery on a 13 year old girl, his lawyers bullied the victim — requested her diary and questioned her about her sexual history, even though the botched surgery was on her head.

[Munson, et al v. McMillan, et al, D-307-CV-201102726, Complaint]

[Munson, et al v. McMillan, et al, D-307-CV-201102726, Complaint]

RE: Push by McMillan to Compel Beth to Produce Her Private Diaries Dating as Far Back to January 2007 and to Examine Her Sexual Issues Despite Her Being a Virgin : On 10/20/14, Plaintiff filed a Plaintiff’s Motion for Protective Order of Her Private Diary seeking a Protective Order “to prohibit the disclosure of her private diary, which no other individual has ever seen, to protect Ms. Harty’s privacy and to prevent annoyance, embarrassment, oppression, and undue burden.” Beth had disclosed during her deposition that she read through an old school journal (not a private diary) to prepare for her deposition. Based upon that McMillan’s attorneys requested all of her personal writings including any diaries. Plaintiff offered to produce the school journal, which was contemporaneous to the medical malpractice.However, Beth also kept a separate private diary from June 2010 to March 2011 when she was 14-15 years old (Beth was now 20 years old). And “she has never shared its contents with anyone.” The personal diary was Beth’s “most private possession”. McMillan’s push for her private diary caused Beth to be “experiencing distress as result Defendant’s request for her private diary. The threat of having her private thoughts and feelings exposed has caused Plaintiff to suffer nightmares, and feel violated, nauseous and bullied.” By this time, Beth had already been deposed twice, done three nueropsychological evaluations, and provided McMillan access to her friends, family, therapists, counselors, medical doctors and medical records etc. And, “Defendant has questioned Plaintiff’s family and friends about her sexuality and lack of sexual interest.” The motion had an affidavit from Beth attached as Exhibit D, in which Beth detailed her stress from McMillan’s push to see her diary, “This is extremely invasive and just the idea makes me feel violated and nauseous. I have had nightmares about this. I was talking in my sleep loudly enough that my aunt could hear me in another room. That isn’t something I’ve done since I was four. This feels like I am being bullied.”

Meanwhile McMillan sought a protective order to limit the questions he would have to answer. Remind you of anyone?

RE: McMillan Hypocrisy in Seeking Her Personal Diary and Questioning Beth about Sexual History, McMillan Sought a Protective Order “to Prohibit Improper Discovery and Harassment of Defendant Terry H. McMillan, M.D” Regarding His Role as Legislator and Tort Reform Bill and Trying to Depose Him as an Individual and as the Representative of his Defunct Corporation also a Defendant in the Lawsuit.: McMillan sought a protective order on 4/14/14 regarding his testimony, Motion for Protective Order to Prohibit Improper Discovery and Harassment of Defendant Terry H. McMillan, M.D. In the motion, McMillan noted that at his initial deposition that Plaintiff’s counsel engaged in “ad hominem attacks on Dr. McMillan’s character and capacity as a state legislator and even denigrating legislation that he introduced.” Beth’s attorney, “nonetheless continued to question Dr. McMillan as to his role as a legislator, including his reasons for becoming involved in politics and the nature of tort reform legislation that Dr. McMillan sponsored in a recent legislative session.” And “took liberty to mischaracterize contents of a bills proposed by Dr. McMillan, accusing Dr. McMillan of fostering legislation that would be callous to expectant mothers and the elderly.”

In the end, the victim was paid $295,000.  

Source, NM Medical Board File

Source, NM Medical Board File

Terry McMillan the bully supports Donald Trump the bully.
Now, McMillan is being investigated by the State Attorney General for Medicaid fraud.

It’s disturbing, but not surprising.

State Representative Terry McMillan. The more we learn about him, the worse it gets.

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.

Paul Pacheco: Missed 119 votes as our legislator. Still took home full-time legislator pay.

State Representative Paul Pacheco is supposed to be fighting for us in Santa Fe.

 

But Paul Pacheco didn’t even bother to show up for work. He missed 119 votes, yet he did manage to collect his $28,000 in taxpayer funded per diem.

Total for legislators serving 2013-2014: $13830

Total for legislators serving 2015-2016: $14790

[FOR HD23/ Pacheco: total since first election in 2013, $28,620

Pacheco Missed 97 Votes During The 2015-16 Legislative Session. According to the New Mexico Legislature, Pacheco missed 26 votes during the 2016 legislative session and 71 votes during the 2015 legislative session. [New Mexico Legislature]

Pacheco Missed 22 Votes From 2012-2014. [New Mexico Legislature]

And records show, on the same days he skipped 27 votes, Pacheco still found the time to meet with lobbyists from oil & gas companies.

Paul Pacheco Met With Michael D’Antonio, A Lobbyist For The New Mexico Oil & Gas Association, On March 3, 5, And 18, 2015 At Rio Chama To “Discuss Pending Legislation.” According to the New Mexico Secretary of State, Paul Pacheco met with Michael D’Antonio, a lobbyist for the New Mexico Oil & Gas Association, on March 3, March 5, and March 18, 2015 to “discuss pending legislation.” [New Mexico Secretary of State, accessed 7/13/16; New Mexico Secretary of State, accessed 7/13/16]

3/3/15: Pacheco Was Excused From The House’s Vote On HB 332, A Bill To Reduce Probation Time For Good Behavior. [New Mexico Legislature, HB 332, 3/3/15]

3/5/15: Pacheco Was Absent For A Vote On HB 520, A Bill Extending “The Deduction From Gross Receipts From Transformational Acquisition Programs Performing Research And Development, Test And Evaluation At New Mexico Major Range With” DOD. [New Mexico Legislature, HB 520, 3/5/15]

3/18/15: Pacheco Was Excused From 25 Votes. [New Mexico Legislature, accessed 7/13/16]

Maybe that’s because Pacheco took almost $38,000 in campaign contributions from oil & gas companies.

Pacheco Received $38,775 In Campaign Contributions From Oil & Gas Companies. According to the New Mexico Secretary of State, Pacheco received $38,775 in campaign contributions from oil & gas companies. [New Mexico Secretary of State, accessed 10/13/16]

And, one vote he managed to make, was to prevent local governments from banning fracking in neighborhoods where it isn’t wanted.

Pacheco Voted For HB 366, The Oil And Gas State Preemption During The 2015 Legislative Session. According to the New Mexico State Legislature, Pacheco voted for HB 366, the oil and gas state preemption bill. [New Mexico Legislature, HB 366, 3/10/15]

HB 366 “Would Have Invalidated Any County And Municipality Ordinance Relating To Oil And Gas Law, Including Zoning Ordinances – Removing The Critical Flexibility That Communities Need To Protect The Public Interest On A Local Scale.” According to Conservation New Mexico, “Counties and municipalities have the power to adopt local ordinances that best suit community needs and interests. To date, some communities have passed ordinances restricting certain aspects of oil and gas production in response to concerns of water contamination and health risks. HB 366 would have invalidated any county and municipality ordinance relating to oil and gas law, including zoning ordinances–removing the critical flexibility that communities need to protect the public interest on a local scale.” [Conservation New Mexico, accessed 6/28/16]

HB 366 Would “Limit Local Control And Gives The State Oil Conservation Division And Oil Conservation Commission Exclusive Authority To Regulate Oil And Gas Extraction.” According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, “On a 37-28 vote, the House passed an amended version of House Bill 366, which limits local control and gives the state Oil Conservation Division and Oil Conservation Commission exclusive authority to regulate oil and gas extraction, well siting and processing except on tribal lands.” [Santa Fe New Mexican, 3/10/15]

Pacheco’s record: 119 skipped votes for us, but hard at work for his oil and gas friends.

 

Paul Pacheco is great at delivering for them, and leaving us with the check.

 

State Representative Paul Pacheco lacks the character to be our state representative.

 

This November, send a message to politicians like Paul Pacheco, if you won’t fight for us, we won’t vote for you.

 

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Where IS State Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes?

Republican State Representative Sarah Maestas Barnes just isn’t there for us.

But, she is there for oil & gas companies…

Republican Maestas Barnes took over $46,000 from Oil & Gas companies…

Maestas Barnes Received $46,250 In Campaign Contributions From Oil & Gas Companies. According to the New Mexico Secretary of State, Maestas Barnes has accepted $46,250 in campaign contributions from oil and gas companies. [New Mexico Secretary of State, accessed 10/13/16]

Then she turned around and voted to eliminate local control and to allow fracking wherever those companies want – even in your backyard, without your permission.

barnes-from-la-gop-women-fb-2Maestas Barnes Voted For HB 366, The Oil And Gas State Preemption During The 2015 Legislative Session. According to the New Mexico State Legislature, Maestas Barnes voted for HB 366, the oil and gas state preemption. [New Mexico Legislature, HB 366, 3/10/15]

HB 366 “Would Have Invalidated Any County And Municipality Ordinance Relating To Oil And Gas Law, Including Zoning Ordinances – Removing The Critical Flexibility That Communities Need To Protect The Public Interest On A Local Scale.” According to Conservation New Mexico, “Counties and municipalities have the power to adopt local ordinances that best suit community needs and interests. To date, some communities have passed ordinances restricting certain aspects of oil and gas production in response to concerns of water contamination and health risks. HB 366 would have invalidated any county and municipality ordinance relating to oil and gas law, including zoning ordinances–removing the critical flexibility that communities need to protect the public interest on a local scale.” [Conservation New Mexico, accessed 6/28/16]

HB 366 Would “Limit Local Control And Gives The State Oil Conservation Division And Oil Conservation Commission Exclusive Authority To Regulate Oil And Gas Extraction.” According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, “On a 37-28 vote, the House passed an amended version of House Bill 366, which limits local control and gives the state Oil Conservation Division and Oil Conservation Commission exclusive authority to regulate oil and gas extraction, well siting and processing except on tribal lands.” [Santa Fe New Mexican, 3/10/15]

But she was there for her family… Maestas Barnes concealed her husband’s company has been paid over 440,000 of your tax dollars… and counting

T&D Fortress LLC, A Company That Listing Harry Barnes As Its Registered Agent, Was Paid $91,638 For FY16 Rent By The Human Services Department For A Building In Albuquerque. According to the New Mexico Sunshine Portal, T&D Fortress LLC was paid $91,638 for “FY16 rent of building” by the Human Services Department. [New Mexico Sunshine Portal, accessed 7/13/16]

Harry Barnes, Jr. Was The Registered Agent For T&D Fortress LLC. According to the New Mexico Secretary of State, Harry Barnes, Jr. was the registered agent for T&D Fortress LLC. [New Mexico Secretary of State, accessed 7/13/16]

In Total, The Human Services Department Has Paid T&D Fortress Over $442,000 For Rent Since 2011

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)An up-and-coming republican state lawmaker who holds a key seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives did not report a $91,000 annual deal to rent space to a state agency, as required by New Mexico’s financial disclosure law for elected officials…

Like all legislators, Maestas Barnes is required to disclose information about how she and her husband, Harry Barnes Jr., make a living. Her first two financial disclosure forms listed income from her work as an attorney and from her husband’s company, Transmission & Distribution Services, LLC. The part of those forms that asks whether an elected official or their spouse has provided “goods or services in excess of $5,000” to a state agency in the prior year is blank for both 2015 and 2016; the lease agreement clearly meets that standard.

But, Maestas Barnes hasn’t been there for our seniors….

She voted to cut 77% of funding from senior programs — money that would have fed needy seniors, repaired senior centers, and provided critical in-home services so our seniors could stay in their own homes and avoid emergency room visits.

Maestas Barnes Voted For SB 159 In 2015, The Severance Tax Bond Projects Bill Which Reduced “Senior Citizen Projects Totaling $8.5 Million” [SB 159, 2015 Fiscal Impact Report, 3/21/15]

SB 159 “Cut 77 Percent Of Funding From Projects For Senior Citizens” And $1.6 Million From A “Critical Home Service Program That Reduces Costly Emergency Room Visits For Seniors.” According to ProgressNow NM and the New Mexico House Democrats, “House Republicans cut 77 percent of funding from projects for senior citizens — projects that would have fed hungry senior citizens and fixed collapsing roofs in senior centers. Over $1.6 million was cut from Los Volcanes, Rio Rancho, and Tijeras Senior Centers, as well as from a critical home service program that reduces costly emergency room visits for seniors.” [ProgressNow NM, 4/8/15]

Republican State Representative Sarah Maestas Barnes. She’s not there for us when we need her, why should we be there for her on election day?

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