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Bingaman: Why I'm Endorsing Damon For Congress

on January 1, 2018 - 9:04am
Please join me in supporting Damon Martinez’s candidacy for Congress.
I have known Damon since 1993 when he joined my staff in Washington, D.C. as a Legislative Assistant where he worked on many issues for me, including crime, and energy and natural resources. 
Since then, he’s gone on to work on behalf of New Mexicans and Americans in a variety of public service roles, including, most recently, serving as the United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico. 
New Mexicans elected me to represent them in the United States Senate for 30 years. During that time, I worked with Members of Congress from across the United States. The best political leaders were those who were experienced and committed to their communities instead of promoting personal interests. Damon has the experience, he is committed to New Mexico, and he will work tirelessly for us in Washington. Damon will be a strong advocate for New Mexico’s working families, our children and those who are struggling.
The fundamental principle of social justice guided him during his career addressing the most pressing issues of our time: the opioid epidemic, domestic violence on tribal lands, sexual assault on campus, and violent cartels. Damon has consistently found innovative ways to address these issues outside of the traditional realm of the prosecutor and to engage community partners in building solutions.
Damon’s commitment to the future of New Mexicans is proven. His thoughtful and innovative approach towards policy-making is what the state and the country need. Damon will be a powerful addition to our delegation in Washington and I am proud to endorse him.