I will build a sense of unity with all members of the community and all constituents as we work together to secure policy and programs which benefit the people of Congressional District 3 and all of New Mexico.

TRUST

My record and proven leadership shows you can trust that I will work diligently to elevate our communities and achieve important objectives.

UNITY

I will build a sense of unity with all members of the community and all constituents as we work together to secure policy and programs which benefit the people of Congressional District 3 and all of New Mexico.

PROGRESS

As your voice in Congress, I will focus on initiatives that benefit communities and constituents of CD3 and all of New Mexico, along with national issues.

Who I Am

I am a “born and raised” northern New Mexican. My family is from Alcalde, a small farming community north of Española. That is where I spent my childhood and that is where I currently reside.

My work ethic was instilled at a young age. I grew up helping my father with his contracting business, raising cattle, cleaning the acequia every Spring and growing crops of hay and alfalfa. I also grew up as an outdoorsman and to this day enjoy hunting and fishing in the vast wilderness found within Congressional District 3.

I was blessed to be brought up in a musical family. I play several instruments but play the saxophone in my family band.

I am blessed to have my roots in Alcalde, a community with a rich New Mexico history. Alcalde, the Spanish word for “Mayor”, is situated next to Ohkay Owingeh (formerly known as San Juan Pueblo and the first capital in the US which was established in 1598). Ohkay Owingeh is the ending point for the 1,500-mile historic Camino Real, the ancient trade route which extended from Mexico City, and which played a key role in cross cultural trade and commerce.

The valley from which I originate is also rich in tradition and culture. For centuries, on December 27th, Los Matachines de Alcalde perform the traditional “Dance of the Matachines” at the church in Alcalde. The Dance of the Matachines is one of the few traditional dances observed both by Pueblo and Hispano-Mexicano people in New Mexico. The Dance of the Matachines is performed on Christmas Day in Ohkay Owingeh by members of the Pueblo.

As your Congressman, I will bring with me the strong work ethic instilled in me as a child, a love for the rural and outdoor lifestyle and a deep appreciation for the ancient and multi-culture history of New Mexico.

New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District Seat

State Representative Announces Candidacy For
New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District Seat
in the U.S. House of Representatives

State Representative Joseph L. Sanchez, (D) District 40, has announced that he is running to fill New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District Seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Sanchez states: “I view the opportunity to run for the CD3 Seat as an opportunity to create and further policy having a larger, more positive impact on our northern New Mexico Communities. My passion, desire and innovative thinking will serve CD3 well in the United States House of Representatives”.

Sanchez is a rancher for ranchers. He is an engineer who advocates for advances and access to the latest technology. He is a musician who supports improved education and the arts. But moreover, Sanchez states: “I’m a Democrat and I am deeply concerned about and committed to assuring that the needs of our communities in the 3rd Congressional District are not overlooked, that the needs of the people of CD3 are addressed, that our rights are protected, and that our economy and well-being is improved”.

Sanchez adds: “I am a coalition builder and will build community coalitions and coalitions with other members of Congress. I will listen to the needs and ideas of the people of CD3, and I will advance and support policy through our legislative process to ensure that we achieve expected results. I envision a path where our families and communities are thriving, not just surviving. I envision a future where together we can bring increased results for northern New Mexico families in the areas of public health, the environment, the economy, energy sustainability, human rights and our overall quality of life. I am committed to effective representation and will work tireless to address our family’s and community needs and not those of special interests”.

In the coming days and weeks, the campaign to elect Joseph Sanchez to Congress will be reaching out to many people at the grassroots level for support. A grassroots-led campaign is how Sanchez envisions the start of community coalitions working together and rising up to be counted!

Join Joseph on this campaign as together we can succeed and make the 3rd Congressional District better for all; for the sake of our families, failure is not an option!

“TRUST, UNITY AND PROGRESS”.

#NewMexicoMatters

For additional information, visit the Joseph L. Sanchez for CD3 Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/josephsanchezfornm

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

I bring over 15 years of Executive Management and Technical experience in the Energy Industry sector, and in the Construction and Operation of Nuclear Facilities for Waste and Research Operations. Throughout my profession I have worked at state, local and private sector levels. I have also served in a leadership capacity in the development and implementation of regulatory strategies and programs for the provision of energy utility service under the government jurisdiction of the Public Regulation Commission of New Mexico. In this capacity, I established key partnerships with other power industry providers, and with local and state governments.

My professional work includes:

  • Engineering Manager, Engineering Services Division at LANL
  • Electrical Engineer in support of LANL construction and operation programs
  • CEO of Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, Inc. (JMEC)
  • I have represented JMEC in state and local initiatives with other power providers for the provisions of power service under the government jurisdiction of the Public Regulation Commission of NM
  • I have been responsible for all aspects of the operation of JMEC, including but not limited to business services, member services, engineering services and line operations

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and two Master’s Degrees, one in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and one in Business Administration, from New Mexico State University.

In service to my community, I was a Member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico and I sat on the Board of Directors of United Way of Northern New Mexico.

I am a Registered Professional Engineer in New Mexico and an IEEE Professional Society Member.

Why Vote For Me

The right to vote is a privilege we should not take for granted. Many have fought for us to be able to cast our vote. When you consider who you will vote for, rest assured that as YOUR Congressman, I will be respectful and responsive.

You can count on me to show up on time for meetings, to respond to all phone calls and emails, and to do so in a timely manner. I will listen to all concerns and ideas and I will do my best to manifest viable and sustainable solutions which enhance and lift up all communities and constituents.

I am deeply rooted in the traditions and values shared by those who reside in the communities within Congressional District 3 and I bring with me a diversity of management skills, educational accomplishments and experiences. I will utilize all of this and my work ethic to address and resolve the issues we face in congressional district 3 and New Mexico.

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