Santa Fe, N.M. – Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), via its coordinated political action committee CVNM Action Fund (CVNMAF), continues its efforts to build a strong political voice for our air, land and water by endorsing candidates who will work to protect New Mexico’s families and communities. CVNMAF has endorsed candidates for state House of Representatives, state Senate, Secretary of State and Grant County Commission for the Nov. 8, 2016 general election.

“When it comes to ensuring that our families and communities are healthy and resilient, every vote counts – whether at the ballot box or in the Roundhouse,” says Ben Shelton, CVNM Political & Legislative Director. “That’s why we’re honored to endorse this slate of New Mexicans who will ensure that each voice is heard both in our elections, and in the policy debates that impact our lives.”

CVNM Action Fund engages in a thorough endorsement process and endorses candidates based on their conservation records and responses to a questionnaire on topics including environmental justice, environmental health, quality of life, energy, water, land use, transportation, wildlife and wilderness.

CVNM Action Fund’s endorsements for New Mexico’s general election* are as follows:

Secretary of State
Maggie Toulouse Oliver

New Mexico Senate
SD 10 – Dave Simon
SD 13 – Sen. Bill O’Neill
SD 15 – Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto
SD 18 – Bill Tallman
SD 19 – Harold Murphree
SD 23 – Joy Garratt
SD 29 – Sen. Michael Sanchez
SD 36 – Rep. Jeff Steinborn
SD 37 – Sen. Bill Soules
SD 39 – Liz Stefanics
SD 40 – Linda Sanchez Allison

New Mexico House of Representatives
HD 4 – Glo Jean Todacheene
HD 10 – Rep. Andres Romero
HD 15 – Ane Romero
HD 20 – Giovanni Haqani
HD 22 – John Wallace
HD 23 – Daymon Ely
HD 24 – Elizabeth Thomson
HD 30 – Natalie Figueroa
HD 31 – Robert Scott
HD 33 – Rep. Bill McCamley
HD 35 – Angelica Rubio
HD 36 – Nathan Small
HD 37 – Joanne Ferrary
HD 38 – Mary Hotvedt
HD 39 – Rudy Martinez
HD 43 – Rep. Stephanie Garcia-Richard
HD 47 – Rep. Brian Egolf
HD 50 – Rep. Matthew McQueen
HD 51 – Denise Lang

Grant County Commission
District 3: Alicia Edwards
District 4: Marilyn Alcorn
District 5: Harry Browne

*CVNM Action Fund does not endorse in uncontested races. For more information on our endorsement process, please visit www.CVNMActionFund.org.

CVNM is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization connecting the people of New Mexico to their political power to protect our air, land, and water for a healthy Land of Enchantment. CVNM does this by mobilizing voters, helping candidates win elections, holding elected officials accountable, and advancing responsible public policies.

Contact: Liliana Castillo at 575-219-9619 or Liliana@CVNM.org

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