Tuesday, April 10, 2012
CHILE-PAC Endorses Cara Valente-Compton for House District 19
Today, Democratic Candidate Cara Valente-Compton announced her endorsement by CHILE-PAC, a Political Action Committee advocating Hispanic interests throughout New Mexico. Valente-Compton is only the third candidate endorsed this election cycle.
"New Mexicans need strong leaders in Santa Fe, and Cara has exhibited the leadership, dedication to public service and love for our state and our people. We at CHILE-PAC are confident that Cara will bring these qualities to the Roundhouse, and represent District 19 with passion,” CHILE-PAC’s Executive Director, Dennis W. Montoya, said. “Fresh, new perspectives and creative ideas are sorely needed in our legislature. Cara's lifelong experience with the unique blend of cultures and issues affecting New Mexico give her the ability to be an effective legislator for our state," said Montoya.
“I want to thank CHILE-PAC for endorsing my candidacy. Knowing that CHILE-PAC shares my vision of a bright future for New Mexico and commitment to fight for New Mexico families every day gives me such encouragement,” Valente-Compton said. This endorsement comes on the heels of recent candidate finance reports showing Cara Valente-Compton outraising her opponent by nearly 9 to 1. (Available on the Secretary of State’s website.)
“As State Representative I will work to help fix the economy the right way, by helping small businesses, funding education, and making sure our government is more accountable and transparent. We must focus on providing tax credits to small businesses that hire new workers—incentivizing job growth, and subsidies that help small businesses keep employees on the payroll—preventing layoffs.”
Established in 2011 by several Hispanic leaders and individual members of New Mexico LULAC, CHILE-PAC stands for Concerned Hispanics Involved in Legislative Empowerment Political Action Committee. It is organized to support candidates who share a common cause of preserving the traditions, heritage, customs and values of New Mexico.
About Cara A. Valente for State Representative
Cara is a first year law student at the University of New Mexico and has a degree in Political Science. She and her husband Charles have four children and reside in the Parkland Hills neighborhood of Albuquerque. For more information please visit Cara’s website: http://electvalentecompton.com/