Setting the Record Straight

The New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) sent letters to all city councilors and also wrote about this issue several weeks ago. The next step will be to remind voters what their city councilor did when s/he seeks re-election. Voters didn’t get a say on the tax increase, but they will have the final word on who represents them. Read more about the tax increase here.

Setting the Record Straight: We understand that most of the candidates are in their races to win them. However, NMBC, along with many voters, is saddened by the fact that some candidates feel it is necessary to try and destroy their opponents personally and/or professionally with statements that are misleading, untruthful, or unverifiable in order to win an election.

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A recent example comes from the City of Albuquerque Council race in which the candidate running against Councilor Janice Arnold Jones has mailed a flier to voters that is completely FALSE. The flier says that Councilor Jones is responsible for some economy related issues and cites television and printed sources to back up the claim. The TRUTH is, all of the issues and ‘headlines’ in the flier occurred during the summer of 2012 and Janice Arnold Jones wasn’t appointed to the Albuquerque City Council until April of 2013.

The NMBC encourages voters to look for the best qualified and HONEST candidates. If a candidate for office is willing to mislead the public with false information to get a vote, you can expect even worse behavior if they are elected.

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 ticket sales end on Monday. Thank you to our HEROES Luncheon Sponsors: Rebound New Mexico, Americans For Prosperity, Highway Supply, New Mexico Oil and Gas Association, Aragon Law Firm, American Fire and Sprinkler Association, Klinger Constructors, LLC, Law Enforcement Training International, Inc., Menicucci Insurance Agency

2013 Raffle Tickets for a 7 Day vacation still on sale: 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.