New Mexico ranks 49th in employment. Our politicians should be ashamed for not being able to attract Tesla to stay and open up shop in New Mexico. New Mexico has the potential to attract outside investment, but we need strong leaders in Washington that can secure our state more block grants to better fund our poor infrastructure and education. In addition to growing our workforce and education from within, it is essential to attract international tech companies and American industry. The only way New Mexico will lower the unemployment rate and attract new high paying jobs to the area is to attract new industries. New Mexico needs an educated and skilled workforce, with new and exciting infrastructure projects to support the industries that should be flocking to our state. We have the land for it, and we have the people for it, now we need the leadership to get it done.
- Incentivize Outside Investment. New Mexico needs a deal maker in Washington; our state cannot send people to Congress that refuse to cooperate with others. We need compromise, but more importantly, we need strong leadership that can cut across the partisan divide and makes deals that benefit New Mexico. I will always advocate for what’s best for New Mexico, and right now New Mexico needs someone in Congress who will fight for crucial federal funding for new education and infrastructure projects, without being caving to the party demands.
- Build New Infrastructure. New Mexico did not need the Rail Runner. Albuquerque did not need ART. We have seen the infrastructure projects that previous politicians advocated for, and none of them attracted investments or created new jobs that aren’t dependent on the initial boondoggle. New Mexico needs new roads. New Mexico needs high-speed internet in our rural communities. We need leadership that makes decisions for the people of New Mexico and not their corporate buddies.
- Fight Trump on Trade. President Trump has backed the United States into a rock and a hard place with this recent tariff war. The President is wrong to start a trade war with China. We need someone in Congress who will negotiate better trade deals that benefit American workers and not implement more tariffs. Free trade is the only answer for interconnectivity and lifting Americans, and the world, out of poverty.