N.M. Senate District 38: Sierra Club endorses Carrie Hamblen

June 2 New Mexico Democratic primary

District 38 (Las Cruces and south Doña Ana County): Carrie Hamblen

The Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter is proud to endorse our friend and community leader Carrie Hamblen for the Senate District 38 Democratic nomination.

As president of the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce, Carrie helped lead efforts to win Organ Mountains Desert Peaks designation as a National Monument.

She has served Southern New Mexico as morning news anchor and operations manager at KRWG public radio, as an NMSU instructor, and as board president of the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope and member of PFLAG Las Cruces and Southern NM PRIDE.

Her opponent is Mary Kay Papen, who has blocked New Mexicans from voting on using just 1% more of our $18 billion Permanent Fund to fund early childhood programs. Papen also voted to keep cruel coyote-killing contests legal. Although Democrats hold a 26-16 majority in the Senate, Papen and a handful of other conservative Democrats form a conservative coalition that controls the Senate and blocks much Democratic legislation.

Carrie is committed to helping small businesses and workers thrive again in a sustainable economy, and she is committed to building a renewable-energy future for all New Mexicans.

N.M. Senate District 38: Sierra Club endorses Carrie Hamblen