Henderson: Why I’m Running For A Second Term

Los Alamos County Councilor
It has been an honor to serve the Los Alamos community on the Los Alamos County Council for the last three years.

Los Alamos is a great place to live and raise a family. I am running for a second term because I believe it can be even better, but there is still work to do.

The issues I’m particularly concerned with include improving our downtowns and our housing, the new National Park in town, and improving our gym space and recreation. 

Most importantly, I continue to believe we need take all our citizens into account when decisions are made, and that includes our young families and families with children in the house.

I moved with my family to Los Alamos in 2003, when my husband accepted a position at Los Alamos National Laboratory. We feel fortunate to be raising our two elementary-school aged children in such a vibrant community. As a Council member, I want to promote policies that benefit all citizens in the community and broaden the economic base through “reasonable progress.”

I believe it is important to work with the Lab and our regional neighbors to create economic opportunities for the entire Northern New Mexico region, and to foster an environment that allows Los Alamos to be as dynamic as the people who call it home.  

My community service also includes serving on the Trinity Site Redevelopment Project, a citizen committee that worked to bring the premier Smith’s Marketplace in New Mexico to Los Alamos, which opened in 2014. I also served as a Girl Scout Troop leader for many years, taught religion classes to children at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, and headed a neighborhood committee that built one of our community’s newest play parks.

My education includes a law degree from UCLA School of Law, and I’ve worked in both law and the technology industry. Since 2006, I have worked as a real estate agent and I believe that my many years working to help people and families move to and throughout Los Alamos and White Rock have given her a unique and diverse exposure to the benefits and challenges of our community.

Henderson can be reached at kristin.henderson@lacnm.us.

Editor’s Note: Columns on each of the candidates running in the June Primary Election will be featured in the Los Alamos Daily Post print edition and online during the next few weeks.