Rebecca Dow has dedicated her life to serving New Mexico – the state she loves, where she and her husband Aaron started a business and raised their family.
Rebecca embodies the bold New Mexico spirit that enables her to lead with integrity.
Rebecca has represented District 38 in the New Mexico House since 2017. During that time, she has passionately defended New Mexico jobs, fought to defeat overregulation of industries like mining that provide so much of the state’s income, and successfully challenged powerful opponents of our basic, inalienable rights, like the Right to Life and our Second Amendment rights.
As a service to her community, Rebecca founded AppleTree Educational Center which provides much-needed educational services including early care and education, home visiting, college and career preparation, and comprehensive family support. AppleTree has been recognized with multiple awards for its excellence in education. Along with co-owning a technology company, Rebecca also provides consultation services to for-profit and community-based early childhood providers operating in the Rocky Mountain region.
As the founder of one of Sierra County’s largest employers, Rebecca worked hard to create more job opportunities for New Mexicans, opposing job-killing regulations and policies while promoting free market solutions. When state leaders with radical environmental agendas planned to put thousands of New Mexican mine workers out of a job, Rebecca was there to pull back on the reigns and save mining families from losing their livelihoods. When those radicals sought to demolish the state’s oil and gas industries—industries that provide millions of dollars for our state’s childhood education every year—Rebecca stood up and spoke out for our workers and our state against those harmful policies.
When progressive leaders in Santa Fe threatened to take away the Constitutional rights and the way of life of New Mexicans by imposing gun control on law abiding citizens, Rebecca stood with nearly every sheriff in the state who declared their counties “Second Amendment Sanctuaries.” To help push back on the far left’s radical agenda, Rebecca built a coalition dubbed the “Save Our Western Way of Life” PAC. This group is comprised of law enforcement, ag producers, outfitters and guides, and hard working New Mexicans to elect, pro-liberty candidates for office. Building this coalition is just one of the numerous ways Rebecca fought for our values in New Mexico. She has been instrumental in recruiting candidates with these values to run for state and local office and has raised tens of thousands of dollars to help elect Republicans.
Rebecca has been a statewide leader calling for a restoration of integrity at all levels of New Mexico’s government.
She has also been a vocal leader in lambasting the way Gov. Lujan-Grisham handled the COVID Pandemic. She has opposed the Governor’s endless shutdowns and punitive consequences for citizens who disobeyed her orders. At every step of the Governor’s draconian response, Rebecca stood against the Governor’s crushing small business mandates and her attempts to leverage fear to carry out her radical political agenda. Rebecca knows these bullying tactics have not, nor will they ever, lead New Mexico out of the darkness of the pandemic and back into the sun. Rebecca believes that the Land of Enchantment has become disenchanted under the Governor’s unchecked executive orders, business restrictions, and petty politics. Rebecca is committed to restoring civil liberties, to repairing the economy after endless shutdowns and regulations, and implementing true education reform that meets the individual needs of every student.
Thanks to her extensive background in both business and childhood education, Rebecca has been appointed to serve on various economic commissions, councils, and task forces for both Democrat and Republican Governors. She is recognized as a state and national expert on faith-based and early childhood education, called upon to advise and speak to numerous groups around the country. She is a founding member of the New Mexico Early Childhood Alliance and the Early Childhood Caucus, and she founded various educational, recreational and behavioral health services including a private K-12 school and homeschool co-op to fill unmet needs in her community. She is also the founding chair of the Sierra County Juvenile Justice Advisory Council, a member of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and a member of the Truth or Consequences Rotary Club.