Excerpts from the inaugural address
• Political victories are not worth a whole lot on their own. Progress into the better day we all envision is a collaborative, everyday effort. And it doesn’t happen without the unifying commitment of New Mexicans who truly believe this better future is not only possible but within reach, especially if we are reaching for it together.
I think we are all here today because we know the stories about how this state has failed so many of its children, how we have relinquished control of our economy, how our educators and first responders get lip service instead of a raise. That’s just not who we are.
That might be the status quo, but we will not saddle another generation with the same-old. We can and will solve the problems we face — for a lifetime.
• We will create a New Mexico where workers, no matter their wage, are treated like human beings, and where workers who are paid the least are paid more starting now.
A New Mexico where students and young adults can find fulfilling, high-paying work. Where students and young adults from elsewhere are packing up the U-Haul to come and work here.