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Richard files for Dist. 43

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She wants to bring new energy and leadership for N.M.’s families

By Special to the Monitor

SANTA FE — With voter signatures from every precinct in House District 43, Stephanie Richard filed for state representative today, promising new energy and new leadership for New Mexico’s families.

“I have been humbled and encouraged by the support of so many people throughout House District 43 as I walked door to door with volunteers over the past few months.  I have also appreciated the opportunity to respond to many phone calls and e-mails from constituents about their concerns,” Richard said in a news release. I look forward to working with residents of our district, other state legislators and with the new governor to bring about needed changes in our state.”

Richard, a native New Mexican, is a teacher who resides in White Rock with her husband and two daughters.

Campaign volunteers joined Richard in walking door to door and in speaking with residents in all 24 precincts in the district — from Los Alamos to Peña Blanca, Jemez Springs to Santa Fe, Ponderosa, Cochiti Lake and White Rock, Richard said.

“We found voters eager to support Stephanie Richard’s candidacy and to take the opportunity to sign the nominating petition placing her on the June ballot,” campaign volunteer Cathy Wiget said in the release.

Richard filed more than 500 signatures; over

10 times the required number to be placed on the ballot. 

“I appreciate the time voters spent with us at their homes and have noted their concerns of growing the economy in our local communities, creating more jobs, supporting small businesses and bringing more transparency and accountability to our government,” Richard said.

For information, visit www.stephanierichard.org.

Republican incumbent Jeannette Wallace and Los Alamos resident Pete Sheehey, a Democrat, are running for the District 43 House seat as well.