Friends & Colleagues Appreciate Mimi:


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Dear Neighbor,

I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself as your new State Senator.

For the past twenty years, I have represented House District 21 in the New Mexico House of Representatives, so I am no stranger to most of the homes receiving this letter. Last November, Tim Keller, our outstanding State Senator, was elected New Mexico State Auditor. His election to higher office created an open Senate seat that had to be filled by the Bernalillo County Commission.

After hearing from many constituents from the district and considering my record of accomplishment in representing this area, the Commission selected me to serve out the remainder of Tim's unexpired term.

I very much took forward to working with my constituents- both old ones and new-- in our efforts to improve the economy and quality of life in Senate District 17, Albuquerque's International District. I will be available after the session for constituent meetings throughout our community.

It is an honor to serve and represent Albuquerque's East Gateway neighborhoods in the N.M. Senate.

It is a job I take seriously — especially during these challenging times.

Be assured, you can count on me. I will continue to take on special interests and fight for our priorities, including:

  • Promoting job growth and reviving our local economy
  • Fighting for the funding our schools deserve
  • Making health care more affordable

There is much to do, and I cannot do it without your help.

To do my best possible job as your State Senator, I need to know your views. Many of the ideas for bills I’ve introduced come directly from constituents. Your suggestions and opinions help guide me in my work, so please take a moment to read and fill out the Constituent Survey form.

Thank you for your gracious and continued support.



Water Matters!

Check out this great article by Jerold Widdison and Susan Kelly in the latest issue of the UNM Utton Center's "Water Matters!".

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New Mexico take step toward joining popular-vote compact


By - Associated Press - Friday, February 3, 2017
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico has taken a step toward joining a movement to elect presidents by popular vote.
A Senate committee on Friday recommended approval of a bill to join an inter-state compact that requires Electoral College voters to cast ballots for the national popular vote winner.
Senate bill sponsor Mimi Stewart of Albuquerque says she not only is concerned about political campaigns that focus on swing states but also how presidents govern.
New Mexico has sided with two presidential candidates that won the popular vote but lost the election - Al Gore and Hillary Clinton.
Republican Sen. Mark Moores of Albuquerque objects to the bill because it requires a plurality of votes and not a full majority.
States representing at least 270 electoral votes must join for the compact to function.