Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Democrat Brad Gallegos Announces Candidacy for PRC District 3
Democrat Brad Gallegos has released the following statement announcing his candidacy for the Public Regulation Commission (PRC) in District 3 in northern New Mexico:
"Brad Gallegos has been helping Northern New Mexico citizens with their dreams of home ownership for years. Brad’s New Mexico roots, strong business background, understanding of regulation and compliance, on the state and federal level, make him the best candidate for PRC Commissioner. Mr. Gallegos is licensed with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry (NMLS); member of the Santa Fe Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Committee Member for the Annual American Cancer Society Gala in Santa Fe; member of the Democratic Women of New Mexico and Precinct 45 Vice-Chair Santa Fe County Democrats.
"It is understood that the small communities within District III need qualified representation with the best interest of the locals at heart. The Brad Gallegos campaign wants to communicate that he understands the current and tough economic times facing many families as he and his have family have also been affected. With that personal experience, he will bring a strong work ethic and commitment to the commission.
"As a small business owner/manager, Brad Gallegos believes that “big business” continues to make a huge profit off the backs of the citizens of this state and because of that, he will fight for consumer representation and protection. He believes, as a Public Regulation Commissioner, he will be in the best place to serve and advocate for the citizens of New Mexico.
“I was born and raised in New Mexico with family from all corners of the state," Brad said. "Growing up in the towns of Logan, Las Cruces and Santa Fe, I understand first hand the rural and urban needs of the working class families. New Mexico’s diversity creates different needs and I am up to the challenge.”
"Brad, a resident of Santa Fe, has been married to Debbie A. Gallegos for 13 years and the proud father three children: Flora, Gabriella and Juliana. His parents are Louis and Bea Gallegos.
"Brad Gallegos is the best qualified candidate for the job of Public Regulation Commissioner, District 3."
Contact Info for the campaign:
1301 Saint Francis Drive Ste. A
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Note: According to the AP, NM House Speaker Ben Lujan today sent a letter to House Democratic and Republican leaders outlining plans to form a subcommittee during next month's special legislative session to investigate allegations against Jerome Block Jr., a Democrat who currently represents District 3 on the PRC, and recommend whether the full House should consider impeachment. If Block resigns or is impeached, Republican Governor Susana Martinez will appoint a replacement to serve in District 3 until the 2012 election.
So far, four other candidates have indicated their interest in running for the District 3 seat in the Democratic primary --Danny Maki of Santa Fe, a former aid to Congressman Ben Ray Lujan both in-state and in Washington DC, Santa Fe County Clerk Valerie Espinoza, Democratic Party activist Martin Suazo of Las Vegas NM and Santa Fe County Commissioner Virginia Vigil. Rick Lass may be another possibility. He ran as a Green Party candidate against Block Jr. in 2008, but is now a registered Democrat. Lass hasn't yet made a decision on the 2012 race.