Paul Trujillo has announced his candidacy for the Democratic primary for County Commis-sioner in District 3.
“As an elected official, I would strive to represent the views of my constituents, even if they conflict with my own opinions. I believe that the role is one of representation of the interests of Valencia County residents, which include competitive salaries and initiatives for county employees, responsible management of finances, well-planned growth and diversification of employment opportunities and revenues.”
Trujillo says the focal point is people. “Issues such as waste management, road maintenance, and development, air quality and commercial development can be properly assessed by weighing the pros and cons in terms of their impact on people.”
He says he is a strong believer in local autonomy. “It is our choice to determine what does and does not occur in Valencia County.”
“Change is inevitable. Life is change. However, we do not have to sacrifice our rich heritage to progress. Rather, the challenge is to weave the past into the future, to preserve our farmlands while diversifying our economic base by encouraging clean, appropriate industry, and supporting our law enforcement officials in establishing a safe and healthy environment,” he said.
“Our youth are our future, and our elders our treasures. Through cooperative efforts with other governmental entities, the business sector and private citizens, we can develop well-planned social facilities for the benefit of our children and elders. These facilities are not a deficit, but an investment whose return will benefit each of us personally.”
Trujillo says he sees no reason why Valencia County cannot become recognized as one of the most attractive places to live in the entire nation. “However, this will require careful planning, appropriate utilization of re-sources and a common vision. I hope to be a part of that process as County Commissioner for District 3.”