Sheehey Receives 4th Major Endorsement

Pete Sheehey


Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey, Democratic candidate for New Mexico State representative, has announced the fourth major endorsement of his campaign, by Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM), a nonpartisan political action group that works to elect pro-conservation candidates. 

This, is in addition to his recent endorsements by the Sierra Club, Rio Grande Chapter, and the educators unions National Education Association, New Mexico and American Federation of Teachers, New Mexico.

Conservation Voters New Mexico’s press release (link) states, “CVNM engages in a thorough endorsement process and endorses candidates based on their conservation records and responses to a questionnaire on topics including environmental justice, environmental health, quality of life, energy, water, land use, transportation, wildlife and wilderness. Sheehey is a retired physicist and Los Alamos County Councilor. His support for renewable energy issues and his understanding of water management and conservation put him well ahead of the rest of the candidates in the race. His record as a Los Alamos County Commissioner indicates a thoughtful and progressive approach to conservation issues. He will be an able and educated replacement for the outgoing Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard.”

Sheehey said, “I am honored to receive the exclusive endorsements of Conservation Voters New Mexico and earlier, the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, because I share these organizations’ vision that we must work toward an inclusive, environmentally just New Mexico and be responsible stewards of the air, water, land and natural resources of our beautiful state. The endorsement process demands not only that a candidate show detailed knowledge of the issues, but also that the candidate has demonstrated commitment by successful action and a record of persistent advocacy. Details of my record can be found on the “Energy and Environment” and “In the News” pages of my website,

“I am also honored by my earlier endorsements from the educators unions American Federation of Teachers, New Mexico and National Education Association, New Mexico.  I share NEA-NM and AFT-NM’s conviction that good affordable public education is a key to a brighter future for our District and the state of New Mexico. These endorsements reflect the concerns of many citizens of District 43. I will work hard to improve education and environmental protection as our next State Representative.”