|New Mexico ranks as the sixth poorest state in the union.
- New Mexico Was “The Sixth-Poorest State” According To A Ranking By 24/7 Wall St. According to the NM Political Report, “A new ranking shows New Mexico is the sixth-poorest state in the United States. The ranking by 24/7 Wall St used recently-released U.S. Census Bureau data to rank all 50 states, from richest to poorest.” [NM Political Report, 9/26/16]
We have the 2nd highest rate of unemployment.
- New Mexico Had The Second-Highest Unemployment Rate In The Country As Of September 2016. According to the NM Political Report, “The rate of unemployed New Mexicans is the second-highest in the nation after increasing in August. That’s according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the federal agency which released its latest state-by-state preliminary employment figures Tuesday.” [NM Political Report, 9/20/16]
|Things are going in the wrong direction, and New Mexico families need a champion.
New Mexico families need Democrat Liz Thomson for state representative.
Liz Thomson is the mother of a disabled child and a breast cancer survivor.
- Breast Cancer Survivor For Over 10 Years. When asked during the 2010 to list a major personal accomplishment, Thomson answered, “Beating breast cancer-10 years. I continued to work throughout my chemotherapy and radiation. It proved to me that I could do whatever I set my mind to.” [Candidate Profile –Elizabeth Thomson, Albuquerque Journal, 5/8/12 updated 8/18/12]
- Son Has Autism. Thomson’s has a son – Eric Hollins – with autism. A 2011 profile of Eric, then 19, noted he was enrolled in an Intensive Support Program at Highland High School. [Albuquerque Journal, 1/23/11]
Her challenges inspire her to help others and lead.
|As a former Democratic State Legislator, Liz Thomson fought to make sure every New Mexico woman had access to medical services that ensured early cancer detection and preventative care. She’ll continue to push for funding for these services and mammograms, pap smears and other screenings available to all.
|Thomson worked to protect our family from drunk drivers and was named a champion legislator by Mothers against drunk driving.
- Thomson Named One Of MADD’s Legislative Champions. In 2013, Mothers Against Drunk Driving New Mexico (MADD) Monday announced its “2013 Legislative Champions” and recognized Speaker W. Ken Martinez, Representatives Liz Thomson, Stephanie Garcia Richard, and Tim Lewis for their leadership within the New Mexico Legislature to stop drunk driving and protect the rights of victims. “MADD thanks Speaker Martinez and Representatives Thomson, Garcia Richard, and Lewis for authoring legislation improving New Mexico’s drunk driving law. MADD appreciates their dedication and commitment to advancing MADD’s mission in New Mexico,” said MADD National President Jan Withers. According to MADD, Thomson authored HB 349 which as introduced improves standards interlocked offenders must met in order to have the device removed. House Bill 349 was amended to include provisions from other DWI reform measures. Thomson said “New Mexico continues to have a major problem with drunk driving. I plan to continue to work on this legislation and any other legislation that will help keep New Mexico families and drivers safer.” Martinez, Thomson, Garcia Richard, and Lewis will be honored as being among MADD’s 2013 Legislative Champions Feb. 6 during the short session at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe. [Los Alamos Monitor, 12/24/13]
|New Mexico needs a Champion… Albuquerque families need help.
New Mexico needs Democrat Liz Thomson for State Representative.
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