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Pearce for Governor

ALBUQUERQUE—The Steve Pearce for Governor campaign released the following statement in response to Michelle Lujan Grisham's energy plan.

"The Lujan Grisham energy plan is a government mandate to raise taxes, drive up costs for consumers and businesses, bankrupt the state budget, crush our most vital industry and job creator, and further weaken New Mexico's education system.

"Just yesterday, Lujan Grisham proved again she is incapable of showing any leadership on energy issues as the only Democratic member of Congress to vote 'present' on a resolution on the impact of raising taxes on energy. Today, she is campaigning with a pro-carbon tax governor. As if that's not contradictory and bizarre enough she recently made the laughable claim to the Albuquerque Journal that she supports New Mexico's energy producers including oil and gas. So which is it?

Santa Fe, NM – Senator Jeff Steinborn today requested Governor Susana Martinez again to direct her State Executive departments and agencies to respond to 57 questions sent more than three months ago regarding the safety, infrastructure needs, and emergency preparedness of a controversial proposed nuclear waste storage facility in New Mexico. The Martinez administration still has provided no response to the Legislature's list of substantive questions from April 3, even though the deadline for public comment to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission closes in just three weeks on July 30. Martinez is on record in support of the proposal by the Holtec Corporation to transport and store 500 canisters containing 5,000 metric tons of spent uranium nuclear waste from reactors across the country at a location in southeast New Mexico. Steinborn chairs the state legislature's Radioactive & Hazardous Materials Committee, which has safety oversight of the proposal.

ALBUQUERQUE — Steve Pearce, candidate for Governor of New Mexico, has pledged to not raise taxes on New Mexico. Pearce, who has long championed lower taxes and economic growth, said he is focused on bringing jobs to New Mexico. He released the following statement:

"I am proud to pledge to the working families and small businesses of New Mexico that I will not raise taxes on them as Governor. Above all else, New Mexico needs jobs now and that will be my first priority as Governor. In business, I created jobs. As Governor, I will apply the skills I used in the private sector to bring to New Mexico good paying jobs that will grow our economy.

Dear friends,

As we celebrate the Fourth of July with our family and friends let us ever be mindful of the brave men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces who are stationed across the globe defending and protecting the freedoms we enjoy today.

In his first inaugural address, President George W. Bush declared, “America, at its best, is compassionate.”

I wholeheartedly agree with President Bush.

ALBUQUERQUE — Steve Pearce, candidate for Governor of New Mexico, is calling for a sustained focus on breaking the cycle of crime throughout the state by providing reformed parolees with jobs, housing, and life skills as well as connecting employers with qualified candidates across the state.

Pearce today addressed the enrollees, graduates, and staff of Under His Construction, a non-profit organization in Albuquerque, which has demonstrated a record of success in graduating dozens of reformed parolees, and led them to successful employment and productive lives.

"Too many of New Mexico's communities are plagued with crime, joblessness, and a loss of hope. Far too many of our young people are turning to drugs and illegal activity. When those mistakes lead them to jail they too often begin a journey into a life of crime, a cycle that destroys individuals, families, and communities.

ALBUQUERQUE — Steve Pearce, candidate for Governor of New Mexico, will join Under His Construction, a non-profit organization dedicated to stopping recidivism and providing jobs and life skills to ex-offenders, this Saturday in South Valley.

Event:
Steve Pearce, candidate for Governor, will join Under His Construction representative Chris Cleveland to announce a new program to reduce crime and recidivism in New Mexico.

"It is disheartening and disgusting that Michelle Martens will only be serving 12 years in prison after contributing to one of the most horrific crimes in our state's history. 'Tough on crime' district attorney Raul Torrez should be ashamed that this monster is not going to spend the rest of her life in prison. We must do everything in our power to protect the innocent and this plea deal is a complete failure by an elected official to execute the most important part of his job: providing justice for an abused and vulnerable child who was raped and murdered at the hands of pure evil." – Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Ryan Cangiolosi

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