By NONA GIRARDI
I support Pete Sheehey for State Representative because he puts our values into action.
As a family doctor who has cared for patients in New Mexico’s cities, towns and rural areas for many years, I have seen the difficulties many New Mexican families still face in finding accessible, affordable health care (yes, even here in Los Alamos).
Over the 10 years that I have known Pete, he has consistently supported equal pay for women, women’s right to make their own choices about contraception and abortion, marriage equality, and the rights of all to equality, justice – including environmental justice – and respect. He has joined thousands in demonstrations for those values, including the Women’s March and March for Our Lives.
He applies these values as a County Councilor: he fought cuts to the county’s indigent health care program, successfully restoring funding in 2016; consistently supported community health and mental health programs; and made sure the county’s 2019 budget funds increased hours and adds mental health services to the County Public Health Office.
A vote for Pete is a vote for equal rights and affordable health care for all.