Senator Martin Heinrich Endorses Emily Kane for State Representative in District 15

United States Senator Martin Heinrich today endorsed Emily Kane for State Representative in District 15.

“I have known Emily Kane since my time on Albuquerque City Council when she spoke to us about safety issues for firefighters and other first responders,” Heinrich said in making the endorsement. “Emily has a long history of public service as a firefighter, paramedic and community volunteer.” Senator Heinrich explained that Emily is the only professional firefighter/paramedic in the New Mexico legislature. “It is critical that legislators have the perspective of someone who has spent a career responding to medical emergencies, natural disasters and structure fires. Emily is that person.”

A trailblazer in a male-dominated occupation, Emily Kane is one of only two female Captains in the Albuquerque Fire Department. “Captain Kane is living proof that young women can achieve their dreams—even if that dream is to become a firefighter,” the Senator said.

Senator Heinrich also noted Emily Kane’s dedication to preserving New Mexico’s wild places and her support for common sense rules to protect our water, air and land. He said he joins Representative Kane in supporting small businesses and early childhood education to bring good paying jobs to New Mexico.