New Mexico Jobs
Amidst a number of job destroyers currently holding office, Rebecca is a rare job creator. Not only does she work to create business-friendly legislation for our working men and women of New Mexico, but she has a proven record in creating jobs, having founded AppleTree Educational Center, one of Sierra County’s largest employer. Rebecca knows what it’s like to sign the front of a check, not just the back.
She’ll Keep New Mexicans Employed in Quality, High-Paying JobsRebecca Dow is a Proven Job Creator
Rebecca also knows that we need to get New Mexicans back to work to repair the economic crisis that Governor Lujan-Grisham created by ordering the most aggressive and prolonged shutdowns in the country. Workers and owners of grocery stores, restaurants, and businesses across the state have suffered tremendously. It is time to put a stop to the endless abuse of power exerted by the Governor’s office and give New Mexicans back the power over their own lives. Rebecca aims not only to get our state back on track, but also to get rid of the senseless business taxes and burdensome mandates that have been responsible for sending our jobs over to Arizona and Texas for years now. It’s time for a New Mexico comeback!
Defending Our God-given Right to Bear Arms
Rebecca recognizes that the Second Amendment is not only a right afforded to us under the Constitution, but it is also a way of life for many New Mexicans who grew up hunting and legally owning a firearm to protect their family.
But the Governor and progressive leaders only care about their own Santa Fe agenda and pushed sweeping and ultra-restrictive gun legislation including red flag laws through the Roundhouse. Sheriffs across the state spoke up against these new laws, calling them unenforceable and unconstitutional. Rebecca stood arm-in-arm with them to fight back as they led almost every county in the state to declare themselves a “Second Amendment Sanctuary.”
In 2020, Rebecca took action to take back the values that are ingrained in New Mexico’s “Western Way of Life” by recruiting Sheriffs to join her 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. Rebecca will work to roll back the radical gun laws that undermine the Constitution and she will remain strong in supporting law enforcement to work towards a safer New Mexico.
Standing Up to Progressives’ Radical Abortion Agenda
New Mexico has a reputation as the late-term abortion capital of the nation. Even so, progressive Democrats in Santa Fe fought to expand abortion access, including forcing the repeal of a “conscience clause” which states that doctors may refuse to provide an abortion if it is against their conscience or deeply held beliefs. Rebecca stood up against this bill and spoke about the life-changing moment she had of hearing the heartbeat of her daughter at age 19. Rebecca knows New Mexicans don’t believe we should be aborting children in the third trimester or that we should be forcing doctors to perform abortion. She will fight for the Constitutional right to life and pull back the reigns on the radical abortion agenda of the current Governor and her liberal friends in the Roundhouse.
Supporting Our Oil, Gas and Mining Industries
Since they’ve taken control of the Roundhouse, politicians with radical, unbalanced environmental agendas have chipped away at the industries like oil, gas and mining. These industries have provided our state with good, consistent jobs and a bountiful budget to fund education and other programs, but Santa Fe progressives have repaid the favor by wrapping them up in layers and layers of red tape under the guise of “saving the environment.”
Rebecca believes that protecting the beauty of New Mexico does NOT mean limiting the state’s job opportunities or stunting the economy. When our progressive state leaders were working to place harmful regulations on the oil and gas industry after it provided New Mexico with one of the biggest budget surpluses in state history, Rebecca fought back saying, “It doesn’t make any sense to trade a booming industry that delivers millions for our schools in exchange for over-regulation in the oil fields and our classrooms.”
Fighting Disastrous Tax Increases
In just the past two years, Santa Fe progressives raised taxes on small business owners and middle-class working individuals. But this has been a pattern since Democrats have ruled the Roundhouse. Even when New Mexico enjoyed one of the largest budget surpluses in history, they still raised taxes on our citizens.
Rebecca has been a champion for New Mexico taxpayers. This past legislative session, Rebecca was a sponsor for a bill that eliminates social security income tax. This is just one example of her dedication to making New Mexico an attractive state for people to work, live, and retire.
Providing Education Opportunities and Childhood Development
Rebecca has an extensive background in education from both a professional and a policy standpoint. She founded AppleTree Educational Center in Sierra County that provides not only early childcare and education services, but PreK, a private k-12 school, service learning, college and career preparation, and comprehensive family support.
She has worked across party lines to make sure schools have appropriate funding according to their unique needs, whether they’re in the heart of Albuquerque or rural New Mexico. Rebecca has brought forth a number of bills to better understand how school funding is used and to make sure that all children have the opportunity to succeed. This past session, she advocated for equal distribution of funding to deaf and hearing-impaired students, as well as sponsoring a bill for individual education savings accounts. As Governor, Rebecca will continue to advocate for better education policy and spending so New Mexico can finally rise from the bottom of the national rankings.
Integrity and Transparency
New Mexicans are weary of politicians, and for good reason! The Governor has leveraged her unchecked power to lock down our state and keep citizens out of work. While grocery stores and businesses were shut down for us, MLG spent thousands of taxpayer dollars on groceries, alcohol and other luxury items. She’s paid part of a settlement of $60,000 to a staffer who accused her of sexual assault in front of a number of witnesses, from her campaign account.
Our leaders should conduct themselves with the utmost integrity, but Governor Lujan-Grisham did not get that memo. New Mexico deserves a fresh change, someone willing to call out bad behavior and bad policy instead of creating more of it. Rebecca isn’t interested in playing politics. She wants to bring back good policy and good sense to Santa Fe. That starts with cleaning up the corruption and doing the right thing for everyday New Mexicans.
Rebecca is the fresh face New Mexico needs – a proven leader and someone with values that we can really trust!