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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Al Park Receives Ten More Endorsements for Public Regulation Commissioner

Al Park’s Campaign for Public Regulation Commissioner is proud to announce that it has been endorsed by 8 more community leaders as well as two more unions. Al’s campaign for the PRC continues to receive strong support from local leaders due to his outstanding record of results as a legislator and vision for the PRC’s future. The endorsements include:

  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers New Mexico Building Trades
  • Morris “Mo” Chavez, Former Superintendent of Insurance
  • Marty Esquivel, Albuquerque School Board Member
  • Don E. Leonard, Sandoval County Commissioner J
  • im Noel, Former Secretary of Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources
  • Stuart Paisano, Former Governor of Sandia Pueblo
  • Ben Rodefer, Former State Representative
  • John Sapien, State Senator
  • Kiki Saavedra, State Representative, Chair of House Appropriations Committee

Albuquerque School Board Member Marty Esquivel commented, “Based on Al’s record of supporting ethics and transparency reform as a member of the State House I know that he is serious when he talks about reforming the PRC.” Park helped pass the Whistleblower Protection Act, Gift Act, and fought for an independent ethics commission while in the State House.

Former New Mexico Secretary of Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources, Jim Noel cited Park’s advocacy for renewable energy programs within the state as the reason for his endorsement. “His vision regarding developing New Mexico’s renewable energy sector is something our economy desperately needs.” Secretary Noel continued, “And his experience on the House Energy Committee will be invaluable to the PRC as it makes sure our utilities are making progress toward their requirement that 20% of their energy comes from renewable sources by 2020”

“I am honored to receive these endorsements,” said Park. “It goes to show that my commitment to creating a green energy economy and bringing ethics reform to the PRC has really resonated with people,” Park continued. With today’s endorsements 25 local leaders and organizations have endorsed Al Park’s campaign for Public Regulation Commissioner. For a full list of endorsements please visit

May 10, 2012 at 12:15 PM in 2012 NM PRC Races, Energy, Green Economy, Regulation | Permalink


Go Cynthia Hall!

Posted by: bg | May 11, 2012 8:18:26 AM

The only candidate in this PRC race (D and R) who opts out of running a publicly-financed campaign, and refuses to limit his expenditures to the same spending cap as his opponents --- receives all of these endorsements? Makes me pause and wonder about the endorsers.

Posted by: Lora Lucero | May 11, 2012 8:27:33 PM