It’s Not About Being a D or a R

Some Democratic leaders came out within days of Rep Easley’s passing urging Governor Martinez to stick to party lines (Democrat in this case) when naming a replacement.* The governor’s spokesperson, Enrique Knell voiced the sentiment of the NMBC and many New Mexicans when he said, “As she does with all nominations, the governor will look for the most qualified candidate to serve and represent this district.”

This same sentiment (it’s not about being a Democrat or Republican, it’s about doing what’s right for the people of New Mexico), was expressed by Rep Sandra Jeff a couple of years ago. You can view the video here.

*Question of the day: Why was this not the sentiment of Democratic leaders at the time the governor was taxed with appointing a replacement for Senator Kent Cravens? Not a peep was heard and the governor was given no choice from the county commission recommendations as to the candidate to be appointed.

NMBC, a nonpartisan association believes qualifications should always outweigh political party affiliation. We applaud Governor Martinez and the other NMBC Heroes who place doing what is right for all the people of New Mexico over personal and political agendas. Speaking of HEROES, it’s time to RSVP for the 2013 Heroes Luncheon – see below.

Farmington BASH: The New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) will have a Farmington BASH (Business and Social Hour) on September 5, 2013! The BASH is hosted by T. Greg Merrion, at the Merrion Oil and Gas Headquarters. Register HERE.

Here are some of the elected officials who will be attending the BASH: Senator Steven Neville, Senator Bill Sharer, Rep Paul Bandy, Rep Chischilliage, Rep James Strickler, Rep Tom Taylor, Farmington City Councilors Dan Darnell and Gayla McCulloch, and San Juan County Assessor Clyde Ward.

Farmington BASH Sponsors:
Merrion Oil & Gas
Allen and Gayla McCulloch
Americans For Prosperity
Bayless Producer, LLC
Bill Hagler
Farmington Chamber of Commerce
The Howle Family
Independent Community Bankers Association
M & R Trucking
Print Mart
DJ Simmons

Carpool Options to Farmington: If you are interested in driving to Farmington, we have passengers willing to pay for gas. Call the NMBC Office at (505) 836-4223 for details.

Honor New Mexico’s Heroes: The 2013 HEROES Luncheon, featuring keynote speaker Senator John Arthur Smith, will be on September 26, 2013, at the Albuquerque Country Club from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Discounted Early-Bird tickets HERE.

If you would like to nominate a HERO for 2013, please reply to this email or contact NMBC HERE and include information on why he or she deserves the title of HERO.

HEROES Banquet Sponsors:
Rebound New Mexico
Americans For Prosperity
American Fire and Sprinkler Association
Klinger Constructors, LLC
Law Enforcement Training International, Inc
Menicucci Insurance Agency

Sponsorship opportunities for the Farmington BASH or the HEROES Banquet are available; contact NMBC for details at or (505) 836-4223.

A 7 Day Vacation in Hawaii, Cabo San Lucas or the Virgin Islands for $20? Buy a raffle ticket to win a 7 day, 7 night trip to any U.S. Wyndham or R.C.I. Resort. Live drawing will be held at the 2013 HEROES Luncheon on September 26, 2013. You do not have to be present to win.

Tickets are $20 each, $50 for three, or the best value, $100 for ten and can be purchased HERE or by calling 505-836-4223. Don’t miss your opportunity to vacation in style!

Become a member of the New Mexico Business Coalition today and join our effort to make New Mexico a prosperous place for businesses and individuals. CLICK HERE to get more information.

Contact the New Mexico Business Coalition at (505) 836-4223 or for more information.