Crime, significant economic concerns for CD2 areas


Congresswoman Yvette Herrell visited the South Valley in Albuquerque on Monday. The area is new to its district after new redistricting maps were drawn and approved earlier this month. making sure we started off on the right foot and got to know the district,” Herrell said. Part of Bernalillo County is now part of his district. It includes the South Valley and West side of Albuquerque from Unser Boulevard west. Herrell met with a handful of people on Monday learning about their wants and needs. “I just finished lunch with pastors from some churches so far and met with the local county sheriff, Gonzales, who met earlier with Mr. Madrid, bail bondsman,” Herrell said. “It’s about developing relationships, understanding this new area of ​​CD2 versus their unique challenges and needs, for example, Alamogordo or, you know, Las Cruces, even in the Carlsbad area.” The economy is a concern, she said. “We all want to see a prosperous, healthy economy in the state of New Mexico and, quite frankly, in the country,” Herrell said. She said another issue people had raised with her was “Obviously the soft on crime approach isn’t working. We really need to have meaningful conversations about this bail reform. We really need to start to give our criminals less of an advantage than we are the American people and the people of New Mexico,” Herrell said. She said that involves working closely with all law enforcement and giving police departments the tools and equipment they need to keep neighborhoods safe Last week, KOAT spoke with State Sen. Joseph Cervantes, a Democrat, who said the cards do exactly the contrary. a neighborhood t It was almost just Albuquerque and nothing more, that congressman could stay in Bernalillo county and never have to leave. That’s not true. You have to go do some other parts of the state. And likewise, the deputy from Alamogordo, who was able to focus her attention on the east side of the state, now has to come to Las Cruces and has to get through this,” Cervantes said. He said they were convinced that they would win the case.

Congresswoman Yvette Herrell visited the South Valley in Albuquerque on Monday.

The area is new to its district after new redistricting maps were drawn and approved earlier this month.

“Building relationships, talking to business owners, talking to law enforcement and various entities, and just making sure we’re off to a good start and getting to know the neighborhood,” Herrell said.

Part of Bernalillo County is now part of his district. It includes the South Valley and West side of Albuquerque from Unser Boulevard west.

Herrell met with a handful of people on Monday learning about their wants and needs.

“Just finished lunch with pastors from some churches this way, met local county sheriff Gonzales, met Mr. Madrid’s bail guarantor earlier,” Herrell said. “It’s about developing relationships, understanding this new area of ​​CD2 versus their unique challenges and needs, for example, Alamogordo or, you know, Las Cruces, even in the Carlsbad area.”

One area of ​​concern, she says, is the economy.

“We all want to see a prosperous, healthy economy in the state of New Mexico and, quite frankly, in the country,” Herrell said.

She said another issue people have raised with her is crime.

“Obviously the soft on crime approach is not working. We really need to have meaningful conversations about this bail reform. We really need to start giving our criminals less of an advantage than we are the people. American and the people of New Mexico.“, said Herrell.

She said that means working closely with all law enforcement and giving police departments the tools and equipment they need to keep neighborhoods safe.

It comes as the Republican Party has taken legal action against the new redistricting maps, claiming they silence rural communities.

Last week, KOAT spoke with State Senator Joseph Cervantes, a Democrat, who said the cards do the exact opposite.

“It takes our three congressmen to all areas of New Mexico. So whereas in the past we had a district that was almost just Albuquerque and nothing more, this congressman could stay in the Bernalillo county and never have to leave. That’s not true. You have to go and do other parts of the state. Likewise, the Alamogordo congresswoman, who was able to focus her attention on the east side of the state, now has to come to Las Cruces and have to do it with it,” Cervantes said.

He said they were confident they would win the case.

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