CD1 Voters: Be aware! Special Election 

by | Apr 8, 2021 | Editorials and Opinions

On June 1, 2021, a muy importante special election is being held for the CD1 Congressional seat left vacant by Congresswoman, Deb Haaland, who is now the Secretary of the Interior in the Biden administration.

The best person to fill that seat is MELANIE STANSBURY. She sits now in the New Mexico House of Representatives & in her time there, has worked hard to pass 14 pieces of legislation: improving education, resilience in water & food systems, economic opportunity, public safety, and healthcare issues. Stansbury uses her scientific background in her decision-making process. She has helped address basic needs during the pandemic. State Representative Stansbury knows the urgency of needing real solutions to help New Mexico families through the pandemic and everyday life.

She has worked in Washington, DC as a staffer at the White House Office of Management and Budget as well as on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee. Stansbury also was a policy consultant with President Obama’s Budget Committee. As a career scientist and educator, who better to help solve land & water issues & to work on global climate change?

Stansbury has heart, determination, technological/scientific experience & love of our communities. Her primary focuses are: systemic poverty, the climate crisis, social justice & equality, healthcare & tribal nations’ rights & issues.

She has been endorsed by Governor Lujan Grisham, Senator Ben Ray Lujan, Congresswoman Teresa Lujan Fernandez, Sierra Club, Native American Voter Alliance and many more. Information on Representative Stansbury can be found on her site: It’s well worth the time to check it out. You can also volunteer and donate there.

Democracy is something to celebrate. Everyone in the state has to do his or her part and be Stansbury Strong.

The message for NM Democrat’s is clear: Volunteer. Tell your friends & relatives. Donate.

And for CD1 constituents:  Register & Get out and VOTE for Melanie Stansbury.

Then, not only our great state, but our entire Nation will celebrate together, as we raise our voices & visions for our collective future.

Chris Spigarelli is an active Sandoval County Democrat.

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