Brewbaker Announces Run for House District 52

Arlington Brewbaker
A resident of the Las Cruces area for 31 years, Arlington E Brewbaker, has entered the race for House District #52. Arlington is the Vice President of BREWBAKER General Contractors, Inc. Arlington and his wife Anna Brewbaker have owned and operated BREWBAKER General Contractors, Inc for the past 19 years. Arlington wants to bring a new and strong approach to Santa Fe, a strong representation for local business and a strong voice for the citizens of House District 52. This is the first time Arlington, 55, is running for public. He intends to bring his years of federal, state, and private industry contract experience to the Table in Santa Fe in order to improve the opportunities for each citizen of House District 52 and the State. 

Fajardo Will Run for House District #7

Kelly Fajardo
BELEN – In a press release yesterday small businesswoman Kelly Fajardo announced that she is seeking the Republican nomination for New Mexico State Representative, District 7. State Rep. David Chavez recently announced that he would not seek re-election to the seat.

“After much thought and prayer and with the support of family, friends and supporters, I have decided to run for the New Mexico House of Representatives,” said Fajardo. “I believe New Mexicans are tired of career politicians who won’t represent the values and views of their constituents.”
Fajardo continued, “I want to take this opportunity to thank Rep. Chavez for his service to New Mexico and Valencia County and also for advocating for our county’s infrastructure needs in Santa Fe.”
Fajardo believes we need leaders with the courage to stand-up to the status quo. Among Fajardo’s priorities will be to promote economic growth and development, increase public safety by repealing the law that allows illegal immigrants to obtain drivers licenses and to reform our education system.
“I look forward to meeting the voters in District 7 and with their consent, to representing them in Santa Fe next year,” said Fajardo.
Fajardo had previously announced her candidacy for Valencia County Clerk.
Fajardo is the owner of KKF Media, a social media and web services consulting company. Mrs. Fajardo founded her business in 2011 and is growing it to meet the communications needs of businesses in Valencia County and throughout New Mexico. Previously, Fajardo was the Director of Information Systems for TMM Business Records Storage in Albuquerque.
Mrs. Fajardo serves on the board of directors for the Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce and is a member of both the Valencia County Chamber of Commerce and the Hispano Chamber of Commerce. Fajardo is also a member of the Business Women of Valencia County. She is a frequent speaker before small business and community organizations on the topic of the future of technology, the Internet, and social media. Mrs. Fajardo is married to Larry Fajardo and is a mother to three children.


UNM and NMSU Make Big Dance

The New Mexico Division I schools have both advanced into the March Madness brackets to be released later today. Last night the UNM Lobos won the Mountain West Conference Tournament with a win over San Diego State University and the NMSU Aggies defeated the Lousiana Tech Bulldogs to win the Western Athletic Conference Tournament.
The two teams split their games against each other with the Aggies winning in the Pit and the Lobos winning in the Pan American Center. Steve Alford's Lobos and Marvin Menzies Aggies are sure to be glued to the television later today when the NCCA tournament brackets are released at 4:00pm Mountain Daylight Time on CBS.


The Oil and Gas Industry is Helping Grow the United States Economy

Marita Noon
Lately, President Obama has been bragging about the drop in America’s dependence on foreign oil—now less than fifty percent. Earlier this week, he introduced a new chart to show how oil imports have declined under his leadership. The chart does not show the drop in America’s oil consumption, due to the bad economy. Nor does it give any indication of the trend for the future based on his policies—which will likely lead to increased use of foreign oil. President Obama’s energy policy is largely set by his environmental base that favors “alternatives” and eschews fossil fuels—especially drilling for oil. His policy mirrors that of California where the resistance to tapping the resources under the residents’ feet has resulted in increased imported oil from the Middle East. Once the largest oil producer in the world, California is now importing nearly 50% of its oil—with about 21% coming through the Strait of Hormuz. California’s gas prices are routinely the highest in the country. If Iran closes the Strait, as they’ve been threatening, California will be in dire straits.
While less dependent on Middle Eastern oil than California, the United States is like California, in that we have vast resources that are locked up due to regulation, blocked access, and delayed permitting. President Obama touts the reduction of imported oil, but his bragging rights may be short-lived, if he continues on the same anti-drilling track California has been on.
Read rest of column here: News New Mexico