After much thought and self-examination, I have decided to officially announce my run for New Mexico Lt. Governor. I do this with great respect for the ramifications of this decision. My family is behind me as I begin this endeavor to serve the people of New Mexico as an active Lt. Governor who will fight for public education, job creation, our environment and move our people out of poverty. I am a proud and true progressive who realizes that every major accomplishment in this country has become a reality because of progressives. I proclaim myself to be highly qualified for this position because of my integrity, work ethic and my ability to campaign with true earnest to elect a highly qualified Democratic Governor in 2018. I am retiring after 27 years as a history teacher this school year, I have served 8 years on the NM Public Education Commission, 4 years as Mayor Pro Tem, 2 years as Municipal Judge, 4 years in the US Air Force and 7 years in the Army National Guard as a Platoon Leader in in a Combat Heavy Engineer Battalion. My dedication to my country and New Mexico will not waiver. I humbly ask for your vote, support and contributions if you are so moved.