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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Guest Blog by Billy Knight: Rep. Ben Ray Luján's Exemplary Leadership

This is a guest blog by Billy Knight, a long-time progressive Democrat and member of the business community who lives in Taos, New Mexico.

I'm writing you today about the exemplary leadership that I have seen in our U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján in his past two years. He has taken on credit card companies that were taking advantage of the people, worked to make sure that health insurers can't kick people off their coverage when they get sick and voted against the big bank bailout.

He has been a leader on environmental issues, working to get better standards for the air we breathe and the land we live on. He has also worked to get training for people in New Mexico to work in the green energy economy. He has gotten funding for programs here that are hugely important for our community -- like Men Engaged in Nonviolence, which received a grant to keep their program going, or the Taos County Economic Development Corporation, which worked with Ben Ray to get more than $200,000 for their program. He has also spoken out about the low altitude tactical navigation flights, and has worked to extend the comment period, so that we in Taos have a say in the matter.

His membership in the Congressional Progressive Caucus and his tireless work to move the country forward is an exceptional fight to help the people of New Mexico. I'm proud of the work he has done in the past two years because I know he is representing me, and every other Taoseno I know.

Recently I had the pleasure and honor of seeing and speaking with Congressman Luján as we attended the 40th Anniversary Blue-Lake commemoration at Taos Pueblo. His participation in events of this type is additional proof to me that he is a young leader for all the people in his district.

This is a guest blog by Billy Knight. If you'd like to submit a piece for consideration as a guest blog, contact me by clicking on the Email Me link at the upper left-hand corner of the page.

Visit our archives for more post on the NM-03 race and Rep. Ben Ray Luján.

October 13, 2010 at 11:41 AM in Energy, Environment, Guest Blogger, NM-03 Congressional Race 2010, Progressivism, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (NM-03), Taos | Permalink

Comments

Thank you Billy! How true, How true!

Posted by: woodstock | Oct 13, 2010 12:07:46 PM