I am running for re-election and ask for your vote. I hope to continue fighting for jobs & economic growth, transform our educational system in light of the Martinez/Yazzie lawsuit and make sure our criminal justice system focuses on violent offenders.
As an 11th generation New Mexican I am proud to call the West Side home. I love New Mexico and will continue to work hard every day to bring people together and improve our quality of life. Now with Covid-19 we must do everything in our power to speed up our economic recovery and make sure our children do not fall behind.
Together we can grow a 21st century economy and stop the out-migration of New Mexico’s best and brightest students. Raising the minimum wage and investing in our infrastructure are a must to improving our state’s economy. We must facilitate expansion of local small businesses and foster an environment where our local entrepreneurs can be successful and have access to capital. New Mexico must build on our existing strengths; health care, film production, agricultural value added products, tourism & hospitality, crude oil production and technology start-ups.
Rep. Maestas have fought hard to change the narrative in Santa Fe that Albuquerque’s crime problem is a New Mexico problem. It is imperative that we adequately fund the Bernalillo Co. DA’s Office, District Court & Metro Court and the Law Office of the Public Defender to make a positive changes in our communities. Criminal justice Reform that emphasizes data-driven solutions and reducing offender recidivism must be at the forefront of developing evidence-based crime policy.
Rep. Antonio Maestas is passionate about education and has been a leader on a variety of issues in the Legislature. He will continue to sponsor the Early Childhood Constitutional Amendment which would invest 1% off the top of our state’s $17 Billion Land Grant Permanent Fund for early childhood education programs. He has also secured millions of dollars in public works funding for west side schools and has passed legislation to put financial literacy and media literacy classes as electives in every high school in New Mexico.