DPNM Secretary Candidate

Pamelya Herndon

Pamelya Herndon

Albuquerque, Bernalillo County

What makes you an ideal candidate for this position?

I have been a proud, active Democrat for my entire life. I have knocked on doors, participated in phone banks, been a poll watcher and a poll judge. I am a certified voter registration agent. Not only have registered numerous people to vote, I have also helped transport them to the polls. Today I am asking for your vote to serve as the next Secretary of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. I will carry out the duties and responsibilities of the Secretary with the rapport, accuracy and clarity expected from an officer of the greatest political party in our State.

I have a proven history of leadership, and I am seeking to be a part of the leadership team of the Democratic Party. My leadership is not only illustrated in words, but also through my actions. I have advocated for the issues that the Democratic Party supports, such as women’s reproductive rights, economic security and fair pay, increased minimum wage and additional protections for survivors of domestic violence, just to name a few. I have advocated for legislation, some of which, has become a part of the laws of our state.

The duties of the State Party Secretary include recording and preserving the minutes of all meetings of the State Central Committee, maintaining records of our State Conventions and Executive Committee meetings, and promptly filing amendments to Democratic Party Rules with the Secretary of State’s Office. I stand before you ready to carry out my duties as Secretary of the Democratic Party and working as a part of the leadership team that will organize, support and drive our Party to great victories in all upcoming elections.

Together we will continue lift our Party, and our candidates to victory.

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?

My number one goal is to carry out the duties of the Secretary in a prompt and efficient manner.

I will carry out my goal by filing and recording documents in accordance with the Rules of the Party. In addition, I will help the State Party identify and write clarifying rules to prevent conflicts and promote clarifying operational guidelines for the management of our Party.

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