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Roxanne “Rocky” Lara, of Carlsbad, announced her candidacy for Congress to represent New Mexico’s District 2, Tuesday.

Lara announces bid for Congress

September 3, 2013 • Local News

Courtesy Photo Roxanne “Rocky” Lara, of Carlsbad, announced her candidacy for Congress to represent New Mexico’s District 2, Tuesday.

 

Jill McLaughlin
Record Staff Writer

Democrat Roxanne “Rocky” Lara, of Carlsbad, a lawyer and former Eddy County Commissioner, announced her candidacy for Congress Tuesday for District 2.

“I’m excited to be announcing.” Lara said. “I’ve been talking to people. There’s a lot of concerns of theirs out there that are not really being presented.”

The family law attorney was defeated earlier this year for the chairmanship of New Mexico’s Democratic Party.

Lara, 38, said she feels she brings “a lot of things to the table.” Lara spent four years as an Eddy County Commissioner.
She has practiced law for the past 12 years, changing from general law to family law.

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