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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Guest Blog by NM House Candidate Alex Russell: Remember the Energy, Stay Committed, Join Me on 10/7

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This is a guest blog by Alex Russell, a Democratic candidate for the New Mexico House in District 29, which includes parts of Paradise Hills and other areas of Albuquerque's West Side. We hope you'll join Lt. Gov. Brian Colón, State Auditor Hector Balderas and Rep. Al Park to support Alex at his final campaign fundraiser on October 7th. See below for info.

With less than a month to Election Day, we as Democrats have to stay focused on what our families really need, and we need to turn out and vote for it. I am running for our New Mexico House of Representatives because my community needs new leadership and direction.

Two years ago, I remember being at the downtown Hyatt on election night -- there was a feeling of energy and new beginnings. President Obama was elected by a large margin and Democrats carried the day. Shortly after that, Republicans talked about rebuilding, and today it seems they have found a way to again to become relevant in our local conversation by simply rehashing failed policies and repackaging them as novel and fresh.

When I decided to seek the position as State Representative for District 29, it was because I felt I needed to do my part to ensure our nation, our state, and our community pursue the direction that is best for our families, our coworkers, and ourselves. Almost a year later, I am more committed than ever to fighting for the change we need.

AlexRussellblue_campaign_logo As a fellow Democrat, I ask you to remember the energy and enthusiasm we felt two years ago and to continue in your commitment to bring the change we need to New Mexico by casting your vote and electing leaders we can believe in, and who have our best interests at heart. I also ask that you ignore the GOP’s fear mongering, as this is not a solution to the challenges we face. Like so many local candidates I need your vote, because in elections like mine every vote counts, and in our county and statewide elections every vote counts too.

I appreciate Democracy For New Mexico giving me the opportunity to add this post, and kindly ask you to join me, Lt. Gov. Candidate Brian Colón, State Auditor Hector Balderas and Rep. Al Park at my final fundraiser this Thursday, October 7th, from 5:00 to 8:30 PM at the Chama River Brewing Company.

This is a guest blog by Alex Russell. You can also find him on Facebook. 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.

October 6, 2010 at 11:11 AM in 2010 NM Legislature Races, Events, Guest Blogger | Permalink

Comments

Someone looks like he's eating well on the campaign trail.

Posted by: Oink | Oct 6, 2010 11:40:25 PM

Say what you will, but Alex Russell is great for New Mexico.

Posted by: captain NM | Oct 7, 2010 12:38:55 AM

Good Luck Alex. You can count on our votes. We know your heart is in the right place and you care about the people. May God Bless you and give you wisdom and strength and keep you honest and sincere.

Posted by: Terrie | Oct 7, 2010 6:52:15 AM

Good Luck. I know that you are the right man for the job. God has given you the wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and heart to do the job set before you. Go forth with confidence, your love for life and people, and the integrity that has made you into the man you are. God Bless you

Posted by: Janette | Oct 10, 2010 5:36:16 AM