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Protecting my kids is my job as a father, and protecting
all of New Mexico’s kids will be my priority as your
Attorney General.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of our first advertisement of our campaign for Attorney General,
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Expanding transparency and cleaning up our government is a task without an end, but one we can make easier, through smart laws and smart enforcement. I hope to continue that work as your Attorney General.



image_4Hector Balderas was raised by a single mother in the small village of Wagon Mound, New Mexico.

Growing up in public housing and on food stamps, he learned the importance of compassion and respect, and gained the conviction that everyone – no matter their background – deserves the same opportunities to succeed.

Through hard work and by overcoming tough financial hardship, Hector earned degrees from New Mexico Highlands University and the University of New Mexico Law School. He became the first person from Wagon Mound to graduate from law school and become an attorney.

After law school, Hector turned down opportunities to work in the private sector and instead chose to pursue his passion for public service. He became a Bernalillo County Assistant District Attorney and quickly earned a reputation as a fierce advocate for fairness and justice.

In December 2003, Hector returned to Wagon Mound with his wife and three young children to give back to his rural community. At age 29, with no prior political experience, Hector ran for a seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives. He defeated the heavily favored incumbent in the Democratic primary by a two-to-one margin and ultimately prevailed over his Republican opponent in the general election. During his tenure as State Representative, Hector brought Democrats and Republicans together to pass sweeping legislation to strengthen penalties for sexual predators; establish incentives for clean energy; invest in rural public schools; enact reforms to the criminal justice system; crack down on drunk drivers; and protect consumers from price gouging in times of emergency or disaster.


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