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Progressive Champion Neomi Martinez-Parra Endorses Victor Reyes
“He is the young progressive voice we need advocating for New Mexico in the halls of power and delivering for them like he always has.”
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- On Friday, with only five days until the NM-1 Democratic nomination contest, Democratic candidate for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District, Victor Reyes, was endorsed by former Democratic Party of New Mexico Vice Chair & progressive champion Neomi Martinez-Parra. Martinez-Parra is well known for defeating conservative Democrat, Senator John Arthur Smith, during one of the most competitive races in New Mexico for the State Senate (District 35) last cycle. In her endorsement, Martinez-Parra highlighted Reyes’ work ethic and commitment to his community, also touching on the important need for the NM-1 Congressional seat to be filled by a non-traditional young person of color.
“I’ve seen firsthand Victor's incredible work ethic and commitment to the people of New Mexico,” said former DPNM Vice chair & progressive champion Neomi Martinez-Parra. “He is the young progressive voice we need advocating for New Mexico in the halls of Congress and delivering for them like he always has. I’m proud to stand behind his historic candidacy and urge members of the State Central Committee to do so as well.”
Martinez-Parra joins a large group of standout supporters for Reyes from Congressman Ritchie Torres, Equality PAC, the LGBTQ Victory Fund, and over a dozen local leaders across New Mexico, including Majority Floor Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton, State Sen. Leo Jaramillo, State Rep. Roger Montoya, and Mayor of Mountainair Peter Nieto. As a champion for progressive policy and legislation in the state of New Mexico, Reyes has been at the forefront of the state’s efforts to provide COVID-19 relief, support educators, curb gun violence, build New Mexico’s economy, and protect our air, land, and water. When the pandemic hit, Governor Lujan Grisham tapped Reyes to help lead efforts aiding local governments with community response to ensure tribes and pueblos had access to the food, shelter, and resources they needed as an architect behind two special legislative sessions.
Friday, March 26, 2021