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Saturday, March 31, 2012
Laura E. Sanchez Withdraws from SD13 Race Endorses Chris Catechis
Today, Laura E. Sanchez, candidate for Senate District 13 in Albuquerque's North Valley and Westside, announced to her supporters that she is withdrawing from the 2012 election to focus on family and professional priorities.
“As I've embarked on this campaign, I've realized that now is not the right time for me to pursue election to office. I need to focus on my professional career and family responsibilities at this time,” Sanchez said.
“Of course, I’m disappointed, but I will hopefully have more time in future election cycles to pursue my goals to help New Mexicans by serving as a public official," Sanchez said. "We will see widespread political change this year at the Roundhouse, given so many open seats. I am endorsing Chris Catechis in this race. Chris is a proven community leader and has fought hard for this area as President of the North Valley Coalition. I am confident that Chris will fight hard in Santa Fe for our local issues and will continue to represent the values of the entire district. I intend to remain active from the sidelines helping the many other quality candidates like Chris this cycle."
Sanchez has been a regular panelist on New Mexico PBS's (KNME’s) New Mexico In Focus television program and is currently a staff attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) where she works on energy issues, renewable energy transmission and climate change policy in New Mexico and Arizona.
Laura, I hope you are put back on the panel at In Focus. You are missed!
Posted by: bg | Mar 31, 2012 10:16:54 AM