The publish button is right next to the ‘save’ button. I was saving to put the blog away until tomorrow and just hit publish. Oops. So all references to “today” should be understood as tomorrow. But since I have you hear: Great news. Read on.
Andrea Romero to Run for NM State House District 46
Romero will challenge incumbent Carl Trujillo in the Democratic Primary
Retake Our Democracy’s Roundhouse Activism Team had been researching primaries and general elections where we wanted to weigh in. With input from many sources, we had identified nine districts with GOP incumbents who could be vulnerable. We also identified two Democrat incumbents who we have come to feel have been an impediment in getting progressive legislation through the Roundhouse. While most any of that legislation would have been vetoed by our Governor, in 2019 we will have a different governor and hopefully one who will not veto anything that makes any sense.
So we were pleased to learn that Andrea Romero has decided to challenge Carl Trujillo for the seat in House District 46. See her press release below. In future blogs, we will provide more information on Romero and on why we are happy to see House Rep Trujillo being challenged. Read on. And again, apologies about the premature blog just sent. The City Council hearings are tomorrow (Wednesday) at 3pm and 5pm, as described.
“Northern New Mexico is my heart and home. I am running because we need a leader who can bring people together to solve our most serious challenges. I care deeply about the people in this area and am ready to work with everyone to address the lack of good paying jobs, the opioid crisis, and how we come together to resolve our serious water issues.”
“I am concerned that Carl Trujillo is dividing our community and working on behalf of special interests involving utilities, oil and gas, and insurance companies who put their bottom line over our community’s well-being.”
About Andrea Romero
Andrea Romero is a 17th generation northern New Mexican, born and raised in Santa Fe, Española, Chimayo, La Mesilla and Nambe. Her father, the first in her family to graduate college, became an engineer, which changed the course of her family. Her parents stressed the value of education and giving back to community. She has two brothers; one who is a veteran and now works in the private sector, and another who is a State Police Officer.
After attending elementary, middle school, and high school in the Santa Fe Public Schools, Andrea graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Political Science. She has dedicated herself to the growth of Northern New Mexico’s economic and environmental vitality through her leadership roles with the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities and MIX Santa Fe, and volunteer service to various organizations throughout the region. An entrepreneur at heart, Romero also runs a small business startup, Tall Foods, a ranch that seeks to cultivate the next generation of nutritious and sustainable eating through ostrich farming.
About House District 46
House District 46 includes the northernmost part of Santa Fe County including Española, Santa Cruz, Quartelez, La Puebla, Sombrillo, and Chimayo, through to Cundiyo, Nambe Pueblo, Nambe, Pojoaque, Jacona, El Rancho, San Ildefonso Pueblo, down to Tesuque Pueblo, and Tesuque. It also includes parts of greater Santa Fe off of HW-599, West Alameda, the Village of Agua Fria, into the greater Baca Street area of Santa Fe.