TAOS CANYON, NEW MEXICO – Republican Candidate for Senate District 8, Melissa Fryzel, opposes Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s attempt to amend New Mexico’s Constitution to limit elected officials terms to “align” votes with future Presidential elections in addition to changing the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) to a three from a five-person cabinet whom she would personally select via measures on the upcoming 2020 ballot.
“These ballot measures are a blatant attempt by the Governor to consolidate power,” says Fryzel. “If these measures are passed, we the people of New Mexico, will lose more power and put it directly in the hands of the Governor.” The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission regulates the utilities, telecommunications, and motor carrier industries to ensure fair and reasonable rates, and assures reasonable and adequate services to the public as provided by law. The NMPRC promotes public safety though the offices of the State Fire Marshal, the Firefighter Training Academy, Pipeline Safety Bureau and the Transportation Division.
The two ballot measures would allow for the following:
Give the Governor ultimate control by choosing Public Regulatory Commissioners instead of having them voted by the people and creating “Districts” which are detrimental to rural New Mexico.
All of New Mexico will NOT be represented – just special interest areas of her liking.
The process to remove a corrupt PRC member will be timed with the legislative session.
Nullifies the people’s votes on stretching an elected official’s terms or shortening it.
Currently the NM Legislature is prohibited from extending or shortening terms of Constitutional officers. The change will expand the Legislature’s Constitutional power over election policy.
“If approved, these measures will hurt rural New Mexico,” explains Fryzel. “The Governor will have more overreach and control over the people of our great state.” Opponent Senator Pete Campos is silent on the issue but will undoubtedly fall in line with the Governor and her progressive agenda.
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Melissa Fryzel is the pro-faith, pro-family and pro-freedom candidate for New Mexico Senate District 8. She is working to make New Mexico a viable and safe place for families and businesses to thrive. Help Paint New Mexico Red by visiting MelissaForNM.com.