I was born and raised in Las Cruces, before moving to Santa Fe, and was lucky to be raised by some amazing parents. My father, former New Mexico Governor Jerry Apodaca, and my mother, former First Lady Clara Apodaca, instilled in me New Mexico’s values and memories that make me who I am today.
Unfortunately, I’ve struggled to watch as our state heads in a direction that is not in the best interest of its people. Right now, what should be going up, is going down. What should be going down, is going up.
Maybe those that are in, should be going out.
As governor I’ll stand up for the people of New Mexico and I won’t back down. I’ve been through tough times just like you but I know there’s light at the end of the tunnel. After overcoming cancer, I made it my goal to make sure others suffering this terrible disease had the best resources both during treatment and after recovery.
Even during the toughest times, I never gave up and I’ll never give up on New Mexico and you.
I’m not running because it’s my turn, I’m running because it’s time to turn around New Mexico. And I’m really optimistic about the future of our state.