Rep. Jim Hall Formally Launches Campaign for House District 43

Rep. Jim Hall with Campaign Manager Denise Lane during Wednesday’s press conference at Ashley Pond. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Rep. Jim Hall, the incumbent for House District 43 told the folks who turned out for his press conference Wednesday at Ashley Pond the reasons he is running for office.
Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Hall last June to fill the vacancy left by Rep. Jeanneate Wallace who died from illness last April.
Rep. Jim Hall with Campaign Manager Denise Lane at Ashley Pond Wednesday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Hall detailed his platform in the following email:
Why I am running for District 43 State Representative:
I have the expertise, experience, time, and energy to provide outstanding representation for District 43 in the House of Representatives.
Major Issues
· Creating jobs, primarily private sector jobs, and especially in rural areas
· Improving the quality of educational opportunities for our children
· Managing changes resulting from the PPACA
· Reforming our volatile and complex tax systems
· Improving our inefficient, occasionally corrupt, and often ineffective state government
· Funding our under-funded future liabilities
  • Moved to Northern New Mexico in 1961 and to Los Alamos in 1976: Janet (a teacher) and I raised our four children here
  • I have deep experience with our District 43 institutions
  • LANL: Staff Member, Group Leader, and Division Leader
  • DOE Consultant
  • State Government: Consultant
  • Served in the NM Governor’s Cabinet
  • Appointed to four interim committees (1) Science, Technology, Telecommunications, (2) Radioactive and Hazardous Materials, (3) Land Grant, and (4) Tobacco Settlement Revenue Oversight.
  • Appointed to Appropriation and Finance and Heath and Government Affairs Committees
  • Small business owner
  • Los Alamos Public Schools: elected School Board Member: two four year terms
  • County Council: one four year term, then reelected in 2010.
  • Farm worker on Ghost Ranch
  • Construction worker in Santa Fe
  • Firefighter for the State Forestry Division
  • Experience on corporate and non-profit boards
  • Active in community service: church, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and youth sports
  • Experience in finding common ground among diverse groups and individuals
  • Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • Information technology and telecommunications strategy
  • K-12 Education
  • Healthcare
  • Small Business
  • Private and Public Finance
  • Policy Development


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