Submitted by Chris Clark
New Mexico 2nd Congressional District Candidate Gabe Vasquez has a Los Alamos connection in that while on summer break from college in 2008, he served as a student intern at the Los Alamos Monitor newspaper. During his internship, he and then managing editor, Carol A. Clark, now of the Los Alamos Daily Post, covered Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s “Straight Talk Express” rally in Albuquerque.
U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez (NM-03) has endorsed Vasquez in his bid for congress.
“Gabe is the leader New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District needs,” Leger Fernandez said. “Democrats are delivering investments in our rural infrastructure and broadband, lowering drug and health care costs, and making child care affordable and accessible. Gabe’s leadership fighting for small businesses and helping families on the Las Cruces City Council, and protecting New Mexico’s natural resources and public lands for future generations is the expertise we need in Congress. He knows the struggles of working families and puts solutions first. I am excited to work together to fight for the communities and the places that we all love. Adelante!”
Vasquez launched his campaign in September stating that his priorities included helping build a better, stronger, and more equitable economy for New Mexicans, providing affordable, high-quality health care for all, and protecting New Mexico’s natural resources for future generations. He quickly gained the support of leaders across New Mexico and beyond.
Rep. Leger Fernandez joins over 50 New Mexican leaders, including Sen. Martin Heinrich, state Sen. Siah Correa Hemphill and Republican Deming Mayor Benny Jasso in supporting Vasquez’s campaign for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District.
Vasquez has served his community as a Las Cruces City Council member, field representative for U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, executive director of the Hispano Chamber of Commerce de Las Cruces, and has worked with several conservation organizations to protect New Mexico’s natural resources and public lands.