Monday, May 07, 2012
Congressman Ben Ray Luján Endorses David Coss for State Representative
Today, Congressman Ben Ray Luján, NM CD3, announced his endorsement of David Coss for New Mexico House District 46. His father, Speaker Ben Lujan, is retiring from the seat after thirty-seven years serving Northern New Mexico. David faces Carl Trujillo in the Primary. The election is June 5, 2012.
At an event last week, Congressman Luján praised David Coss for his leadership as Mayor and his conviction on issues such as the living wage, job creation and his work to preserve the Santa Fe River. Congressman Luján also highlighted David’s commitment to Northern Santa Fe County in video below.
While announcing his support of David, Congressman Luján also said: “I know where the Mayor stands on human rights, on civil rights and on workers rights, David does not hides from his positions. He's not worried about what people are going to say because of what he believes in.”
“The Mayor is a man of his convictions. He believes in people and he’s going to do a phenomenal job. Él es un hombre de la gente. Él es un amigo aquí en el norte y la misma sangre que corre en mis venas es la misma sangre que corre en las venas de David Coss.”
David stated that he is honored by the endorsement and stressed that he will work hard for the people of District 46.
“Congressman Luján is a tremendous champion for northern New Mexico, we’re lucky to have him on our side in Washington. I’m honored by his support and will continue building on the years of hard work that his father has put into this district.
We’ve got a lot of work to do to improve the economy, create good paying jobs, and ensure that our children get the best education. It’s going to take determination and experience to stand up to Governor Martinez and the Republicans in the Roundhouse. I know the issues and what it takes to win good policies that impact people’s lives. I will always work hard to ensure that there is strong representation for HD46 at the state level.”
David Coss is also endorsed by: American Federation of Government Employees, Local 4041; AFSCME New Mexico Council 18; Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM); CWA Local 7076; Green Fire Times; IATSE Local 480; International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 953; Iron Workers, Local 495; LIUNA, Local 16; National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, DS 1199NM, Executive Board; NEA – New Mexico; New Mexico Building and Construction Trades Council; New Mexico Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO; New Mexico Home Builders Association; Operating Engineers, Local 953; Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 412; Pojoaque Tribal Council; Sheet Metal Workers, Local 49; Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club; University Professional and Technical Employees, CWA Local 9119; United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1564