Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina Addresses RPNM

Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina was the keynote speaker at the Republican Party of New Mexico’s Silver Elephant Dinner Saturday night at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya in Bernalillo. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina shares her reasons for running during her remarks to the crowd Saturday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, Congressman Bill Redmond of Los Alamos, Carly Fiorina, longtime local and state GOP leader JoAnn Johnson and Los Alamos Federated Republican Women President Bethany Douglas. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Staff Report

BERNALILLO – Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina was the keynote speaker at the Republican Party of New Mexico’s Silver Elephant Dinner Saturday night at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya in Bernalillo.

Gov. Susana Martinez, Lt. Gov. John Sanchez, U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce and RPNM Chairman Debbie Maestas also attended the event. Fiorina announced in May that she will seek the Republican nomination for president in the 2016 election. The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard is the first female candidate to officially jump in the race on the Republican side.

Making history as the first woman to run a Fortune 50 company, Fiorina served as HP’s chief executive from 1999 to 2005. In 2010, Fiorina ran for the U.S. Senate, seeking to unseat Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.  

Fiorina and her husband Frank, a retired AT&T executive, have been married for 30 years and have two grandchildren.

Hear Fiorina’s full speech here.

 Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez with his friend JoAnn Johnson of Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce of New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District addresses the audience at Saturday’s Silver Elephant Dinner. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

From left, New Mexico Taxation & Revenue Department Cabinet Secretary Demesia Padilla, JoAnn Johnson of Los Alamos and Cabinet Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Barbara Damron gather for a photo outside the ballroom at Saturday’s RPNM event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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