Barney Trujillo Announces Bid For House Dist. 40

More than 150 guest attend SUnday’s launch of the Barney Trujillo for House Dst. 40 campaign at the Santa Claran. Courtesy photo


Barney Trujillo

Española – With more than 150 guests in attendance Sunday at the Santa Claran, Rio Arriba County Commissioner Barney Trujillo formally announced his bid for New Mexico’s House Dist. 40 (Rio Arriba, Colfax, Mora, & San Miguel).

Trujillo is the chairman of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities.

Special guests at Sunday’s event include Sen. Richard Martinez, Rio Arriba Commissioner Alex Naranjo, Rio Arriba Commissioner Danny Garcia, Senate Chief Clerk Lenore Naranjo, Rio Arriba County Assessor Levi Valdez, Rio Arriba County Treasurer Agapito Candelaria, Probate Judge Max Quintana, Española School Board President Pablo Lujan, Española School Board Vice President Lucas Fresquez, Española School Board Member Yolanda Salazar, Mora County Commissioner and School Board President George Trujillo, Leo Marquez, and Senate Candidate for SD39 Ambrose Castillano.

“We are at a crossroads in Northern New Mexico and now, more than ever, we need leadership in Santa Fe that will fight to increase funding for our public schools, senior programs, and mental health services. I am honored to follow the 42-year career of Rep. Nick Salazar and understand the importance of bringing jobs and vital resources back to the District, just like I have done for the last six years as Commissioner,” Trujillo said.

Trujillo is originally from Chimayo and became Commissioner of Dist. 1 in 2010. Trujillo is a small business owner, with more than 12 years of experience in state government with projects involving oil and gas, commercial development, renewable energy, and agriculture. Other professional experience: budget management for the State Land Office and securing funding for special needs projects with the Legislature and Congress. He has served on the Legislative Council Service (1998-1999) and worked in the State Land Office (2000-2010).

Sen. Richard Martinez speaks in support of Barney Trujillo’s run for the House seat in Dist. 40. Courtesy Photo