Monday, September 27, 2010
Santa Fe Mayor David Coss Endorses Stephanie Richard in NM House District 43 Race
“I am pleased to offer my support to Stephanie Richard. Stephanie is sharp, energetic and has made her priorities clear: she’ll focus on local job creation and work to improve education. My mother taught and my daughter teaches and Stephanie understands that education is the foundation for creating quality jobs and attracting businesses to the area,” Mayor Coss said in a written statement.
Mayor Coss added, “Taxpayers benefit when state and local governments work collaboratively and I look forward to working with Stephanie soon.”
“It’s an honor to have Mayor Coss’ endorsement,” Stephanie Richard said. “I hope to work closely with elected leaders in the region on shared priorities. Jobs and schools are points of intersection. One of the smartest things that New Mexico can do to start reviving the economy is to invest in education, and I am committed to that.”
Stephanie Richard is a lifelong educator who has worked both abroad and in Northern New Mexico. She will focus on the needs of families in our district—and investing for our future, today. Local job creation, improved schools and support for small businesses are her priorities.
Richard is challenging long-time Republican incumbent Jeannette Wallace, who is considered very vulnerable this year, in the General Election on November 2, 2010. Stephanie is a smart and savvy progressive candidate and needs our help, even if we don't live in her district. We can pick up this seat if we help her get the on-the-ground and financial resources she needs. Check out her website www.stephanierichard.org and get involved!