5th Democrat joins New Mexico governor’s race

November 20, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawrence Rael, who helped start the Rail Runner commuter rail system, entered the race for governor on Wednesday, becoming the fifth Democrat seeking to unseat Republican incumbent Susana Martinez.

In announcing his candidacy at the Capitol, Rael said his more than 30 years of experience in local, state and federal government jobs will help him strengthen New Mexico’s economy and improve public education.

“I believe my record of getting things done with Republicans and Democrats, with people living in urban areas and rural areas, bringing them together to work together to resolve issues is how we move New Mexico forward,” said Rael.

He joins Attorney General Gary King, state Sens. Linda Login to read more

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