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Victor Reyes Endorsed by Congressman Ritchie Torres
“Our communities cannot wait for change, we must demand it and take action and that starts with electing leaders like Victor.”
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- On Tuesday, as Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-1) begins her Senate confirmation for Interior Secretary, Democratic candidate for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District, Victor Reyes, was endorsed by Congressman Ritchie Torres (NY-15). As the race begins to heat up, Torres emphasized the importance of electing Reyes to truly reflect a new wave of leadership, as the first LGBTQ+ representative from New Mexico and youngest Democrat in Congress if elected, following in the footsteps of Congresswoman Deb Haaland’s historic election win in 2018.
“Representation matters, which is why I’m proud to endorse Victor,” said Congressman Ritchie Torres. “Not only is Victor a dedicated advocate for the people in his community, but he would join me to be the second LGBTQ Latino in Congress. Our communities cannot wait for change, we must demand it and take action and that starts with electing leaders like Victor.”
Congressman Torres’ endorsement follows announcements of standout support for Reyes from Equality PAC, the LGBTQ Victory Fund, and leaders across the county and in New Mexico. 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. Throughout the pandemic, Reyes helped lead efforts aiding local governments with community response to ensure tribes and pueblos had access to the food, shelter, and resources they needed as the architect behind two special legislative sessions.
To learn more about Victor Reyes and his campaign, please visit victorreyes.org.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021