Gallegos calls for tough stance

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By Carol A. Clark

Thick skin and courage to stand up to powerful corporations are attributes candidate Louis Gallegos says members of the Public Regulation Commission (PRC) should possess.

The Democrat is running in District 3 and sites his record on the former state Corporation Commission from 1988-1994 as proof of his ability to battle the most formidable opponents.

In the 1990s, the state Corporation Commission combined with the Public Utilities Commission to form today’s PRC.

“As a regulator for six years, I was comfortable telling big companies ‘no’ when I didn’t think they deserved a rate hike – and I’m the only one in the race with this type of experience,” Gallegos said. “If the general public will go by my record and experience, I’ll win,” he said. “But unfortunately, big money talks.”

He learned from former Insurance Commissioner Ralph Apodaca, Gallegos said, adding that Apodaca would tell companies who didn’t want to pay their fair share, “either you pay or we’ll give you 15 days and you won’t do business in New Mexico.”

“Ralph was tough and we need someone tough now - the insurance commission is in a mess and they haven’t cleaned it up,” Gallegos said.

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