ALBUQUERQUE — Martin Heinrich announced today, his re-election campaign for the United States Senate.
In a video released this morning, Heinrich announced he will be seeking a third term to represent New Mexico in the Senate after being elected to the position in 2012 and again in 2018.
“We have accomplished a lot together: from delivering over $1 billion to build up our infrastructure from roads to high speed internet, to the most significant gun safety legislation in a generation, to expanding veterans healthcare coverage, to helping secure access to early childhood education for kids across New Mexico, and so much more,” said New Mexico’s senior senator. “I am running for re-election to the U.S. Senate because there is still more work to be done. We need a representative in Washington who is all in for New Mexicans. I will continue to champion our people and our state.”
Leaders from across the state are celebrating Heinrich’s decision to run for a third term:
“Martin has been an unwavering champion for the people of New Mexico. He has proven his leadership through his advocacy in D.C. and by bringing national attention to the needs and issues of all New Mexicans. Martin understands the unique challenges our rural and tribal communities experience every day and is never afraid to do what is right. As Attorney General, I am proud to work with such a dedicated public servant, and to know that Martin will always fight to defend our civil rights, our environment, and our most vulnerable communities. There is still much work to be done and that is why we need to re-elect Martin as our U.S. Senator.” – Raúl Torrez, New Mexico Attorney General
“Sen. Heinrich has demonstrated his steadfast commitment and deep understanding of state-level policy. He has consistently engaged with the state legislature on the issues that have the greatest impact on working families and communities, and we are fortunate for his dedicated service in the U.S. Senate. I look forward to continuing to work with him to deliver real results for all New Mexicans.” – Javier Martínez, Speaker of the New Mexico State House of Representatives
“During the height of the pandemic, when it seemed that all hope was lost, I called Sen. Heinrich. I relayed that nearly 50 people from our small community were dead, and many more were sick. Within hours, we had water, food and cleaning supplies delivered. When it comes to rural New Mexico, Sen. Heinrich has always been our champion. As a hunter and protector of our environment, Sen. Heinrich understands our unique needs in rural NM. He has stood with us in good times and in bad. I know that Senator Heinrich continues to be what NM needs.” – Tara Jaramillo, New Mexico State Representative District 38 (Socorro, Sierra, & Doña Ana Counties)
“Sen. Heinrich is a tried and true champion for New Mexicans. From helping fund our innovative crisis intervention team, to supporting our housing work, and leading on climate action, he is intentional about investing in community relationships and in local solutions. I am excited to support Senator Heinrich in his re-election and to continue working with him on behalf of our communities.” – Johana Bencomo, Las Cruces City Council District 4
“From spearheading job-creating infrastructure legislation, fighting for the future of our lands and water, and tirelessly working to make New Mexico the best it can be for everyone, Senator Martin Heinrich has delivered for New Mexicans for years. With his long list of accomplishments and collaborative leadership, we are lucky he represents us in Washington. New Mexico Democrats are thrilled to begin campaigning across the state for our senior senator, and I know we’ll have an army of volunteers excited to join us every step of the way. ” – Jessica Velasquez, Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico
Find the full video transcription below:
When I look at Washington these days, I see plenty of fighters. The problem is too many are fighting for themselves, for their career, and their big donors. The way I see it, you hired me to work for you, and I want you to know, I’m all in.
Last year, I went all in to protect our children from gun violence. Against the odds, I helped broker a historic gun safety bill, the first one to pass Congress in decades, and it’s just the start.
I went all in for our veterans too, expanding their health care benefits. And after the devastating wildfires, I went all in and secured $4 billion to help make our communities whole again and protect us against future fires. I also worked to lower the cost of prescription drugs and delivered over $1 billion to repair our state’s roads and bridges and supply our homes with clean drinking water. And I’m running again for Senate, because we still have more work to do.
We have to take on the challenges that have been written off for too long. We need to diversify New Mexico’s economy. We have to continue the transition to clean energy, and we have to build upon our historic investment in early childhood education. Last year our team spoke with every single member of Congress who would listen and we ushered in unprecedented access to education for kids across New Mexico.
The impossible becomes possible when we go all in. We must be creative. We must be bold. We must be brave. We must be all in for New Mexico.