The Democratic candidate for governor, New Mexico Attorney General Gary King, attended the Los Alamos County Democrats’ 2014 campaign kickoff on Friday. King was joined by Lt. Governor Candidate Debra Haaland and most of the candidates for local and regional races.
King and Haaland addressed the crowd at a barbeque hosted by Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz’s county council campaign. Both stressed jobs, wages and education.
King pointed out that New Mexico has moved from 50th to 49th in child welfare, and is 50th in job growth, stressing his dedication to job growth and living wages.
“We want to make sure that people who do have jobs work for a good living wage and a good minimum wage. Everywhere in New Mexico there are people that are working for substandard wages, and that’s not good for our communities,” King said.
“We need to make sure that when people are working hard that they make enough money for their families to put food on the table, to put a roof over their heads, to send their kids to school and, I always say, at the end of it all, hopefully to have enough money left over to take a two week vacation, because life is not all about work. Life is about family and being together and working together.”