Jobs & Taxes
We must protect New Mexico jobs, from agricultural and energy sector jobs to local eateries and retail stores. These jobs are essential to New Mexicans, and we need to ensure they continue to be strong and profitable. We also need to keep our taxes low, so that industry can thrive here in New Mexico and provide employment opportunities now and for our future. We don’t want to keep losing good employees to jobs across state borders! I will be a champion for rural businesses and workers, and will protect jobs right here in New Mexico, so we can retain our brightest people as well as attract the best of the best.
We must engage to defend our way of life. Traditional New Mexican values are being attacked daily, and nowhere is this more obvious than in our Second Amendment right to bear arms. For many New Mexicans (including myself), hunting, sport shooting, owning, and collecting guns is a long-standing way of life, deeply ingrained in our culture. Our current liberal leaders are intent on eroding these rights, and I believe this is a serious violation of our United States Constitutional rights, as well as our New Mexico Constitutional rights. These issues should be protected at all costs, and I will not give in to pressure from the liberal agenda.
Providing for Veterans
Our veterans have made many sacrifices, and are an integral part of New Mexican life. We clearly owe them a debt of gratitude. We must prioritize our veterans and their families before illegal immigrants – too often, our liberal leadership has put others first, and this needs to stop. I will be an unyielding voice for our veterans and will fight to give them the recognition and benefits they deserve.
Right to Life
I believe that every life is a precious gift from God. Leading the nation in late-term abortions is nothing to be proud of, but unfortunately, that’s what New Mexico is known for in the Right to Life fight. This is especially troubling because most New Mexicans – regardless of ethnicity, party affiliation, or religion – believe in the sanctity of life. This is not an issue of political policy, it’s an issue of moral and ethical fortitude. We must all work together to protect the lives of unborn babies and change the reputation of our state, and I am committed to being that voice to bring together all New Mexicans.
We have learned to accept and live with incredibly high crime rates in New Mexico, as if it is a normal way of life that we can’t change. This just isn’t the case! In reality, our laws are often inadequate for the issues we face, and our judges don’t always fully enforce the punishments our system allows. This only serves to keep the dangerous cycle going, because criminals aren’t afraid of our lax criminal justice system. I believe in tough laws for illegal activity and tough sentences for offenders. We can fix this, and I can lead the charge.