Candidates for DPNM State Officer & Standing Committee Member

Jessica Velasquez

Jessica Velasquez

What makes you an ideal candidate for this position?

As Democrats, we know elections have consequences and that it’s up to us to deliver real results for our fellow New Mexicans.

I’m a lifelong Democrat, small business owner, teacher, and was a fierce candidate in a competitive rural district. I know what it takes to organize our communities, engage voters, and win elections. And I will deliver.

I’ll work with Democrats across New Mexico to build one of the most effective, inclusive and powerful Democratic organizations in the country. Together, we’ll strengthen our Party at the state and county level, drive voter registration and turnout, and field strong candidates in races across New Mexico.

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, our federal delegation, and our Democratic statewide elected officials endorsed my race because they believe in my ability to lead our Party and win elections up and down the ballot. I hope you’ll join us, and I’m asking for your vote.

What is the number one goal you would like to achieve for the Democratic Party of New Mexico in this position? And how do you envision yourself working to achieve this goal?

Number one goal: win elections. Electing bold Democratic leaders to local, state, and federal office means that our Democratic values and platform can transform public policy and law. To win elections, I will lead efforts to:
  1. Recruit, train and retain our own homegrown political talent to build our bench of candidates and campaign staff.

  2. Field Democratic candidates in races across New Mexico and give candidates the support they need to win.

  3. Drive new voter registration and turnout in every community.

  4. Build effective party organization at the state and county level to expand our Democratic base and engage voters.

  5. Fight for fair redistricting that better represents our communities.

I’ll lead our Party to elect a strong Democrat in CD1 on June 1. In November, we’ll elect local officials across the state. In 2022, we’ll re-elect our incredible Governor and statewide officials, and take back CD2.  Please “Vote Velasquez” on April 24.

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