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Updates from George
It was a grotesquely simple explanation for the horrific crash near Moriarty on Saturday that claimed the lives three family members and injured four others.
“I was drunk,” Caesar Chavez, 50, of Moriarty, told a judge Monday during his initial court appearance.
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A lone spaceport out in the New Mexico desert, about 55 miles away from the nearest city, is poised to become the future hub for space tourism in the United States. That is, as long as its commercial spaceflight tenants (like Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic) start flying customers soon.
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Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday that deaths caused last year in New Mexico by drunken drivers were at a 36-year low, reigniting a debate over whether the state is on the right track in making roadways safer.
I am the youngest son of Margaret (Landavazo) Muñoz and the late Edward Muñoz. I was born and raised along with my five siblings in Gallup. I attended Gallup Cathedral and graduated from Gallup High School. After attending college at the University of Arizona, I returned to my hometown to work with my father. He taught me the most important values are hard work, loyalty and pride in our community, lessons I have passed on to my family.
When my father Eddie Muñoz was Mayor of Gallup, he walked to Santa Fe to change the law that allowed for drive-up liquor windows and tougher DWI penalties. His actions and commitment to improving the lives of so many people in our community still has a major impact on me and guides my dedication to public service.
My wife Sharmyn and I have been blessed with two sons, Zane and Landon.
Gallup is my home. That’s why I’m honored to represent you and your family in the State Senate. We still have a lot of work to do in Santa Fe to create more jobs and improve the quality of life in New Mexico and our region.George Muñoz
A Letter From The Candidate
I have been married for 22 years to an educator. I have seen firsthand the impact a quality education has in allowing those with determination to break the cycle of poverty and improve their circumstances. I have also seen what a poor education does to impede progress.
In Santa Fe I will continue to work with other legislators to improve education standards for our youth, our young adults and anyone seeking vocational training, including workers who want a career change and need to further their education to take advantage of new opportunities.
For Gallup to be successful, we must be prepared to achieve and master whatever prospects are available. Education is key to this preparation, and I will ensure that Gallup and other communities in the Senate District 4 have the programs that allow people to grow, progress and achieve their goals in education.
Quality of Life
As a father, each day I look into my sons’ eyes and understand the importance of economic opportunities and education…but most of all, like every parent, I want my kids to have a quality of life that is better than what I have today. I want them to have choices that allow them to be successful.
I am committed to improving the quality of life for every one of our kids by improving our infrastructure, addressing challenges with education and finding every opportunity for them to succeed.
As a lifelong resident of Gallup, I hope my kids choose to live here and raise their own families. I know my responsibility as a son, a husband and a father is to do everything in my power to create a future for our families that opens doors that historically may have been shut, that creates opportunity and dispels disparity. To say “change is coming” is a great slogan, but the truth is that we must provide “Real Solutions for all New Mexicans.” That is a promise I can commit to everyone in our district.
In my spare time, I am always active in the community. I am currently a member of the Elks, New Mexico Amigo’s, Rotary, and U.S. Banks. My involvement in the community and my commitment to serving as your New Mexico state senator are the best ways I know to serve the community in a positive way.
As a lifelong resident of Gallup, I have seen our community in times of prosperity and difficulties. The economic issues we all face today may be some of the most significant challenges each of us will encounter in our lives and will shape our children’s futures. Because of the lessons my father instilled in me, I appreciate the importance of nurturing small businesses and fostering economic growth to the benefit of everyone in our community. In Santa Fe I will continue my dedication to create a road map that provides for everyone in the district and helps the City of Gallup achieve financial success through hard work and opportunity.
Senate Committee Membership
|Chair||INVESTMENTS 7 PENSIONS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE (Interim)|
|Member||JOBS COUNCIL (Interim)|
|Member||REVENUE STABILIZATION & TAX POLICY COMMITTEE (Interim)|
|Member||LEGISLATIVE FINANCE COMMITTEE (Interim)|
|Member||LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (Interim)|
|Member||INDIAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (Interim)|
|Member||COMMITTEE ON COMPACTS|