The home of the highest and oldest capital in the nation; scientifically advanced National Labs and Education facilities; the largest hot air balloon festival in the world; Smokey Bear (the song of 1952 added “the” ie. Smokey the Bear), Prehistoric history, Western history (like Dangerous Dan, Pat Garrett, Doc Holliday, Billy the Kid, John Chisum, Kit Carson, and Lucian Maxwell); and where Christmas is always on the menu!
New Mexico has the most beautiful terrain from Wheeler Peak to Carlsbad Caverns, from ranching and farming to forests and plateaus. We have an incredible amount of resources. Our sunsets are gorgeous. New Mexico is a beautiful and blessed state. It is my birthplace and my home.
With your support, I am ready to take on the challenge of renewing the greatness of New Mexico. Our neighboring states rank far better than we do in education, economy, and public safety, and it is time for us to rise. My aim is for New Mexico to no longer be at the bottom of so many national rankings.
For the past couple of years, several of you have urged me to lead New Mexico in a better direction and to represent you. I am humbly honored by your trust, your sincere encouragement, and your vision for a ‘new’ New Mexico. I have toured every county; I have walked with and talked with many of you about your concerns, your frustrations and your pain. My passion for improving our state and representing you have come together to create a vision – a vision for New Mexico; a vision for us.
New Mexico should – and can – do better. It is time for a resurrection. New Mexico has a Golden Opportunity to soar above, to soar beyond, and to be better than it has ever been in the past. Together we can!
P. S. My name “Anastacia” means resurrection and my nickname “Anise” is a spice in our state cookie, Bizcochitos/Biscochitos . Together, let’s make New Mexico ‘Rise’, then we can celebrate with biscochitos!