Extreme Legislator Also Hides from Missed Ethics Vote
Though the Olympics are still a few weeks away, Nora Espinoza has laced up her running shoes and is running as far away from her legislative record as fast as she can.
Because her record shows that she’s wildly unqualified to serve as Secretary of State and second in line to the Governorship.
In today’s Santa Fe New Mexican piece titled “Rep. Espinoza runs from record in New Mexico secretary of state’s race”, Nora Espinoza continues to make the absurd assertion that voters should ignore her nine years as one of the most extreme right-wing members of the Legislature – a record that includes attempts to legalize discrimination against LGBT New Mexicans, ban books by Hispanic authors and interfere with women’s personal healthcare decisions.
“Espinoza’s votes and record matter just as much as any other elected official who wants a promotion and a raise to higher office,” said Deb Haaland, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. “Nora can try and run away from her past as much as she wants, but we will hold her accountable for her actions every day until Election Day and ensure voters know just how dangerous she will be for New Mexico.”
Espinoza also ducked questions regarding her missed ethics vote. Following the resignation and jail sentence for Republican former Secretary of State Dianna Duran for fraud and embezzlement, voters are especially concerned about accountable leadership in the Secretary’s office. Legislative records show that Espinoza voted on bills in close proximity both before and after the ethics vote, but was a no show when the ethics reform bill came to the floor.
Haaland continued, “Why won’t Espinoza answer questions about missing an important ethics vote this year? New Mexicans deserve integrity from our leaders and hiding from tough questions about not doing her job and missing votes is disgraceful.”