Governor Martinez Endorsed By Las Cruces Sun-News & Roswell Daily Record

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“There Has Been Real Progress Made On Education”

The Las Cruces Sun-News and the Roswell Daily Record endorsed Susana Martinez for governor today, citing her ability to move New Mexico forward by improving education and creating jobs. Under Governor Martinez, the graduation rate is improving faster than any other state, and she has created 32,000 private-sector jobs.

In addition, the Roswell Daily Record praised Governor Martinez for “her frequent visits to Chaves County and demonstrated interest in southeastern New Mexico…”

Excerpt from Las Cruces Sun-News: 

While other Republican governors took a political stance against the expansion of Medicaid, Martinez worked with leaders from both parties in the Legislature to make sure as many New Mexicans as possible received health-care coverage.

And, while we share her frustration with the Legislature’s insistence on sending children unable to read proficiently on to the next grade, we also note there has been real progress made on education, as evidenced by the state’s 15 percent increase in high school graduation rates, tops among all states, according to Education Week.

More money is being spent on pre-kindergarten, school breakfast programs and reading coaches who work with teachers on the best techniques to improve reading skills in the first few grades.

Excerpt from Roswell Daily Record: 

Martinez has had several legislative victories, including placing a cap on film tax credits, passing a bill that exempted locomotive fuel from the state’s gross receipts tax; and expanding Katie’s Law, requiring law enforcement officials to obtain DNA samples from all suspects booked on felony charges.

Martinez was in town Wednesday for an announcement of 50 new jobs at Aersale and then celebrating the winning of a National Blue Ribbon School title by Berrendo Middle School.

Based on her record, and her frequent visits to Chaves County and demonstrated interest in southeastern New Mexico, the Roswell Daily Record chooses to endorse Gov. Martinez.