Alto Democrat Mastin announces bid for House seat against Espinoza

January 28, 2014 • Local News


Lincoln County Democrat Dick Mastin announced Monday that he will run for the state House seat held by incumbent state Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Dist. 59.

Espinoza is running for her fifth term. During the last election, she ran unopposed.

“The people of New Mexico need a choice,” Mastin said.

“I am disappointed with the current Dist. 59 representative … she doesn’t appreciate New Mexico heritage enough, value education enough, or have the right priorities and training for her elected position,” Mastin said.

Mastin has not run for political office previously, but said he takes his responsibility as an American citizen “very seriously.”

His top priorities are integrity and honesty, fiscal responsibility, education and jobs.

If elected, Mastin said he would love to serve on the financial and education committees.

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2 Responses to Alto Democrat Mastin announces bid for House seat against Espinoza

  1. Taylor says:

    Good for him! It sounds like he will add a reasonable, educated voice to this race. Nora needs to discuss her college degree. Did it come from a degree mill? She calls herself a teacher but is she really qualified”
    And someone ask her to address the rampant rumor that she’s going to resign from her seat (IF she wins) and then Gov. Martinez will appoint Greg Nibert to replace her.

  2. Taylor says:

    I have heard Espinoza lives in Texas.

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