Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

Yvette Herrell meets with new voters after a new constituency election in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) — Congresswoman Yvette Herrell is beginning to meet with people in her overworked district. This comes after the redistribution made the convention map look very different. “What I’ve heard from several people is jobs, small business development, how do we improve this small business atmosphere here, how do we make sure they are successful and what can we do to improve our economy in this area of ​​the world growing new county and certainly crime,” Rep. Herrell said.

The new map, developed by the Democratic majority legislature and approved by the governor, relocated part of the subway’s South Valley to District 2 in southern New Mexico. It also brought more of eastern New Mexico into Congressional District 3, pairing it with northern New Mexico cities like Santa Fe. The New Mexico Republican Party has filed a lawsuit over the new map.

As they make their way through court, Rep. Herrell prepares to represent the district unchanged, but Herrell says she disagrees with the new map. “I think what we saw was that people who are now living in the second Congress, for example Artesia, which is now connected to Santa Fe. I feel like this is disenfranchising communities of interest,” said Rep. Herrell.

She says she has already met with Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales, Albuquerque City Councilmen and other leaders. She plans to introduce and campaign for anti-crime laws. “We will enforce this gentle initiative against crime. We think it’s important that we start educating people even in Washington, DC, so they understand what this bail bond reform has done and is doing,” Rep. Herrell said. She says priorities remain the same, including introducing legislation she says would help secure the border.

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