United States Representative
Salary: $174,000 per year • Tasks: Drafts and votes on legislation • District: Central New Mexico, including Albuquerque
The Alibi applauds Arnold-Jones' independent thinking on several issues, but her ideals are not a good fit for this district. And while we support Pahls' stances, she seems to lack the pragmatism, drive and experience to enact them. (Given her focus and expertise, she might be a great fit for Education Commission in the future.) Lujan Grisham is energetic, articulate and persuasive. She's firm about protecting low-income and middle class families from across-the-board spending cuts, while at the same time putting forth reasonable proposals about weeding out wasteful government spending. She's versed in health care policy. And her ideas about dealing with unemployment (such as investing in education, entrepreneurship, sustainable energy, small businesses and public infrastructure) are well-balanced. Lujan Grisham's emphasis on reproductive justice is refreshing and forward-thinking. We also appreciate her commitment to diplomacy and judiciousness when it comes to foreign affairs. We enthusiastically endorse Lujan Grisham.