Former Dona Ana County Treasurer Mary Martinez White has announced her intention to run for the New Mexico House of Representatives, District 33. This position is currently held by Bill McCamley who recently announced his intent to run for State Auditor. The Martinez White campaign released this statement:
Martinez White was elected to political office as Dona Ana County Treasurer twice and subsequently returned to NMSU for her MBA. She also served at the helm of the Third Judicial District Court here in Dona Ana as Chief Financial Officer and the Seventh Judicial District Court in Socorro, Sierra, Catron, and Torrance counties as Chief Executive Officer. She retired two years ago from the Administrative Office of the Courts where she served as Statewide DWI Drug Court Coordinator. Martinez White has also administered many significant grant projects that continue to serve the people of Dona Ana County and New Mexicans statewide.
Martinez White is motivated “by the continuing dismal statistics regarding poverty, education and rates of incarceration in our state. And, I am offended by the current federal administration and its policies of alienation. But, I have great optimism that we can change the political trajectory of our state.”
Martinez White hopes to make a difference on issues such as early childhood education, economic and border development including immigration rights, environmental protection, and rural transportation. And, she will work to bring capital outlay funding to District 33.
“I have the passion and qualifications to do the job and do it very well. I love my state and my community. My family is here, and has been for generations far earlier than statehood, my friends are here, and my community is here. I know the business of state government and I know it from a financial, strategic, and implementation standpoint. I have years of proven success in leadership roles in local government, state government, and the judiciary. I have been humbled and honored to serve in the positions I have held. I am a worker and a doer and take pride in being a servant to my community.”
There will be a Primary election on June 5, 2018 and the General Election will be held November 6, 2018.
More information about Mary Martinez White can be found at marymartinezwhite.com.