State Representative Kandy Cordova has announced she is running for a second term. She will run unopposed in the Democratic Party primary on June 4 and the general election on Nov. 5.
“First and foremost, I would like to thank the voters in Dist. 7 for allowing me the privilege and opportunity to serve as their state representative in Valencia County,” Cordova said.
“I am running unopposed this term, and I am grateful simply because a campaign takes a great deal of time, effort and expense. I feel I can use the time that I will have to better prepare myself this summer for my interim committees and appointed committees,” she said.
Cordova’s committee assignments are Health and Human Services, Redistricting, Welfare Reform Oversight, Education, and Voters and Election. “I also serve as chairperson of the Enrolling and Engrossing Committee,” she said.
“Legislators have a tremendous responsibility to their constituents. I have worked hard, and the learning curve is extensive,” she said. “State government is a complex entity, but as I learn more, I also realize how proud I am of New Mexico, despite its flaws.
“I worked hard trying to complete the goals which were set by my constituents and myself when I was elected. I sincerely hope I made a difference at the 45th and 46th Legislative Sessions. I am pleased I will have the opportunity to serve another term.”
The former Valencia County Clerk added in her press release that “I feel privileged to have represented the people of Valencia County in Santa Fe. I would like to reassure the people that I will continue to fight and work hard on the issues that will benefit all residents of the county.
“I will keep my promise and continue to support education, and a health care system that is affordable and fair for our senior citizens. I will also continue to find ways to protect our environment and natural resources while encouraging economic development.
“I will continue to be available to listen to my constituents’ concerns and ideas that will help the citizens in Valencia County enjoy the quality of life they have worked so hard to achieve.”
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