The race for state land commissioner just got more interesting as state Sen. George Muñoz, a conservative Democrat from Gallup, just announced he’ll seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for the position.
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SANTA FE— State Sen. George Muñoz announced today he’ll run next year for New Mexico land commissioner adding another high-profile name to the mix for an open statewide office.
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George Muñoz announces bid for commissioner of public lands – State Senator Seeks Democratic Nomination
GALLUP, NEW MEXICO – State Senator George Muñoz today announced plans to seek the Democratic nomination for Commissioner of Public Lands. Born and raised in Gallup and a lifelong New Mexican, Muñoz is a three-term State Senator who represents the constituents of Cibola and McKinley counties, and part of the Navajo Nation.Read more
I am the youngest son of Margaret (Landavazo) I am the youngest son of Margaret (Landavazo) Muñoz and the late Edward Muñoz. I was born and raised along with my five siblings in Gallup. I attended Gallup Cathedral and graduated from Gallup High School. After attending college at the University of Arizona, I returned to my hometown to work with my father. He taught me the most important values are hard work, loyalty and pride in our community, lessons I have passed on to my family.
When my father Eddie Muñoz was Mayor of Gallup, he walked to Santa Fe to change the law that allowed for drive-up liquor windows and tougher DWI penalties. His actions and commitment to improving the lives of so many people in our community still has a major impact on me and guides my dedication to public service.
My wife Sharmyn and I have been blessed with two sons, Zane and Landon.
Gallup is my home. That’s why I’m honored to represent you and your family in the State Senate. We still have a lot of work to do in Santa Fe to create more jobs and improve the quality of life in New Mexico and our region.George Muñoz
A Letter From The Candidate
As New Mexico Land Commissioner, George Muñoz’s Priorities include…
Jobs & Economic Development
Spearhead efforts to create thousands of good-paying jobs by making New Mexico the renewable-energy capital of the United Stated.
Implement sound fiscal-management practices at the Land Grant Permanent Fund, so NM education leaders have the stable source of funding they need to build a stronger school system.
Lower Carbon Emissions
Partner with state energy producers to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions while protecting and expanding New Mexico’s economy.
Address New Mexico’s water shortage by establishing clear water policy that protects our aquifers, rivers, lakes and reservoirs and tackles the conflicts around water-rights issues.
Implement a comprehensive effort to protect state lands while addressing the needs of New Mexico families and businesses, including…creating & preserving energy-sector jobs, reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, increasing recreational access to state lands, educating our children and protecting our historic sites, parks and heritage locales.