Wednesday, January 23, 2008

New Mexico fires up for Barack Obama


A New Beginning: New Mexico Officials Endorse Barack

by Zach Edwards, Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 07:31 PM

Here at the Obama campaign in New Mexico, things are starting to heat up. Today, 17 elected New Mexico leaders publically endorsed Barack Obama for President. We have been seeing a tremendous outpouring of volunteers who have been mobilizing and organizing our grassroots for months, and who have committed to getting their friends, family, and neighbors to stand up for change on February 5th. Our new offices are filling with volunteers and it’s clear that New Mexico is ready to get involved and take back Washington with Barack Obama.

The endorsements today demonstrate our broad geographic support across the state, and the desire for change that is sweeping across the Land of Enchantment. The officials include State Treasurer James Lewis, former State Representative Patsy Trujillo, former U.S. Senator Fred Harris, and House Majority Leader Ken Martinez.

"I admire Barack Obama because he doesn't just tell people what they want to hear but what they need to know even when it is not politically popular," said State Treasurer, James Lewis. "I'm supporting Barack Obama because he has a compelling vision to change the way Washington works so that it finally addresses the problems Americans face," said Lewis.

"After Bill Richardson ended his bid for president I took a careful look at all of the candidates. But Barack Obama stands out because he has proven that he is the only candidate who can unify the country to bring change - and bring all Americans together regardless of race, party, or creed, and I am proud to support his campaign," said former Representative Patsy Trujillo.

"Our economy is in peril and Barack Obama, months ago, laid out a plan to get the economy moving by helping the middle class families that really need it, combating the mortgage crisis and reinstating faith in our government," said State Representative Peter Wirth.

Obama Leadership Counsel Co-Chairs:

The Honorable James Lewis, State Treasurer
The Honorable Fred Harris, former U.S. Senator
The Honorable Patsy Trujillo, former State Representative
Mr. John Pound, Civil Rights Attorney

Elected Officials

State Representative Al Park, Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Albuquerque
State Representative Peter Wirth, Santa Fe
State Representative Joseph Cervantes, Las Cruces
State Representative W. Ken Martinez, House Majority Leader, Grants
State Representative Antonio Lujan, Las Cruces
State Representative Sheryl Williams Stapleton, House Majority Whip, Albuquerque
State Representative Antonio "Moe" Maestas, Albuquerque
Mr. Robert Rosebrough, former Mayor of Gallup, New Mexico
Mr. Javier Gonzales, former Santa Fe County Commissioner
Mr. Max Coll, former State Representative, Santa Fe
Mr. Damon Ely, former Sandoval County Commissioner
Mr. Jim Baca, former Mayor of Albuquerque
Mr. Michael Cadigan, City Council Member of Albuquerque

Come visit us at one of our offices across New Mexico, Join the Movement, and get involved to take back Washington!

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Make calls to February 5th voters

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