Our guest speaker for the August meeting was Senator Linda Lopez, candidate for Governor of New Mexico.Linda M. Lopez has represented Bernalillo County’s South Valley and Westgate Community in the New Mexico Legislature for the past thirteen years. Lopez has served as chairman in serval organizations, including Senate Rules Committee Chairman since 2002, Welfare Reform Interim Oversight Committee Chairman, Legislative Ethics Committee Co-Chairmain since 2004, Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman and Bernalillo Couty Democratic Party Chairman (2002-2004).She has served on the Senate Judiciary Committee and for the past eight years has been Chairman of the powerful Senate RulesCommittee. She also sat as Chair of the Bernalillo County Democratic Party from 2003 to 2005.During her tenure as Chair of the Welfare Reform Oversight Committee, she worked to ensure that those receiving welfare (mainly single mothers) had access to childcare, training opportunities and quality health care for themselves and their children.Lopez’ visit made the local Alamogordo Daily News, and brought a sizable crowd. Please join us for our next meeting on October 1st to see her opponent for the Democratic primary nomination, Gary King.
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