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AFT-NM: Early Endorsements For 2018 Election

on October 2, 2017 - 3:36pm

AFT-NM News:

  • Statewide Candidates for Secretary of State, Treasurer and Attorney General are Champions for Educators and Working New Mexicans

ALBUQUERQUE – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly and AFT-NM Committee on Political Education Chair Sara Attleson announced that AFT-NM’s Executive Committee, in late September, voted to endorse the 2018 re-election campaigns of:

  • Maggie Toulouse Oliver for New Mexico Secretary of State;
  • Tim Eichenberg for New Mexico Treasurer; and
  • Hector Balderas for New Mexico Attorney General.

The decisions were based on the candidate's questionnaire responses, campaign platforms and tenure in office. In August, AFT-NM reached out to both major political parties in New Mexico encouraging candidates running for office to complete an endorsement questionnaire.

“We are proud to endorse Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Tim Eichenberg, and Hector Balderas for their 2018 re-election campaigns,” Attleson said. “AFT-NM’s Committee on Political Education asked candidates to complete questionnaires detailing their positions on public education and labor issues in New Mexico, and each of these candidates share our values, without hesitation or reservation.”

Ly said, “We believe AFT NM’s endorsed candidates represent strong, progressive voices who share our values and believe New Mexico’s students, schools, and communities can excel from birth through career, and that a strong, respected working class is the foundation for New Mexico’s success. We will work to ensure each of these candidates are re-elected and look forward continuing our partnership with each of them in Santa Fe.”


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