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Past pres­i­dent, New Mex­ico Mu­nic­i­pal League Mayor pro tem Vil­lage of Los Ran­chos de Al­bu­querque

What do you con­sider to be the top is­sue or con­cern fac­ing New Mex­ico to­day? Why? The cre­ation of high wage, long-term jobs is a top is­sue. At­trac­tion of high-wage po­si­tions and their firms will pro­mote a strong econ­omy, at­tract other high-pay­ing firms, and show­case New Mex­ico as the place to do busi­ness.

What do you con­sider to be the top ac­com­plish­ment in the past 5 years in our state? Why? The statewide pro­mo­tion and adop­tion of eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment tools like JTIP and LEDA is a top ac­com­plish­ment. These tools and other eco­nomic in­cen­tives have en­abled cities and coun­ties across the state to at­tract new busi­nesses and in­vig­o­rate them with jobs, new money, ideas and pos­i­tive en­ergy.

What has in­spired you or been the high­light of your Lead­er­ship New Mex­ico ex­pe­ri­ence so far? I’m in­spired by the di­verse rep­re­sen­ta­tion of peo­ple in our LNM class who come from a broad as­sort­ment of com­pa­nies, back­grounds, eth­nic­ity, com­mu­ni­ties, ages and in­ter­ests. The ideas and opin­ions ex­changed are en­gag­ing and thought-pro­vok­ing.

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