Pete V. Domenici
The Committee to Elect Geoff Rodgers announced today that retired Sen. Pete V. Domenici has endorsed Geoff Rodgers for the critical race for New Mexico House of Representatives, District 43.
In his endorsement, Domenici said, “New Mexico has enormous potential, but, in order to realize that potential, changes need to be made at the state level. That change requires independent-minded elected officials, like Geoff Rodgers who are willing to vote their conscience, tackle the tough problems and break through the gridlock.”
House District 43 encompasses all of Los Alamos County and parts of Rio Ariba, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties. The district is considered by both parties as critical in the statewide effort to achieve a majority in the New Mexico House of Representatives.
Rodgers is chair of the Los Alamos County Council. In his response to the endorsement, he said, “I am honored to have the support of Sen. Domenici. He worked to solve the problems we all face. I will do the same.”
For additional information, contact Geoff Rodgers at 505.672.0486.
I attribute my greatest successes during my 36 years in the United States Senate to my willingness to put political affiliation aside and work with members of the other party. With the gridlock we see at every level of government, it is more important now than ever to work collaboratively, regardless of what political party bosses tell elected official will get them the most votes the next election. Geoff Rodgers shares this approach to elected office and that is why I am supporting him for state representative.
Like me, Geoff Rodgers has a long history of setting aside party labels and making decisions that are in the best interests of this community. Time and time again, Geoff has shown a willingness to work with Republicans, Democrats and Independents to advance our collective interests whether it be recovering from the Cerro Grande Fire, demanding accountability and transparency in government and ensuring that taxpayers receive the greatest value for their tax dollars.
As I look back on my greatest accomplishments as your U.S. Senator like obtaining adequate funding and new missions for Los Alamos National Laboratory; preventing nuclear weapons from falling into the wrong hands after the collapse of the former Soviet Union and obtaining health coverage for those living with mental illness – none of those things would have happened if I placed greater value on party labels than I did progress.
Likewise, New Mexico has enormous potential, but, in order to realize that potential, changes need to be made at the state level. That change requires independent-minded elected officials, like Geoff Rodgers who are willing to vote their conscience, tackle the tough problems and break through the gridlock.