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Lunch With A Leader: Lt. Gov. Howie Morales April 16

on April 11, 2019 - 9:50pm
Lt. Gov. Howie Morales
LWV News:
The League of Women Voters’ community event, Lunch with a Leader, is 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 16 in Mesa Public Library. 
This months Lunch with a Leader guest speaker is Lt. Gov. Howie Morales.
Lt. Gov. Morales was raised in Silver City and has spent his entire life working to improve the lives of people in his community and across the state. Since 2008, he has been an aggressive leader for children and classrooms in the State Senate, fighting to make every corner of New Mexico a better place to live.
Lt. Gov. Morales has pushed progressive policies such as universal health care. He fought for rural and tribal economic development, mental health programs, and made sure veterans’ and senior services across the state were protected. Lt. Gov. Morales also served on the Legislative Finance Committee for 11 years.
His father was a Vietnam Veteran who worked in the copper mine while his mother worked multiple hourly-wage jobs. Lt. Gov. Morales went to work to put himself through Western New Mexico University. The first in his family to go to college, he taught students in special education in Silver City and Cobre School Districts, and became active in the community. He coached local high school baseball teams to state championships.
Lt. Gov. Morales went on to earn a PhD in education from NMSU.
He is the longest serving volunteer of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of New Mexico. In addition to being a state senator, he was elected Grant County Clerk, where he modernized voting systems to make sure every vote counted.
The topic of his talk is the educational goals of this administration with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and emphasizing his role in promoting an improved educational system.