, 2022-10-16 01:02:00,
Today, the Journal begins its endorsements for the Nov. 8 general election with our recommendations for Congress. For more information including candidate Q&As, district maps, and news stories and endorsements as they are published, go to the Journal Election Guide at abqjournal.com.
Congressional District 1
Democratic incumbent, Melanie A. Stansbury
Stansbury, while only in her second year in Congress, is mastering the legislative art of bringing home the bacon.
On her first day in office on June 14, 2021 — after handily winning a special election on June 1, 2021 — Stansbury was given just five hours to compile a list of community-funded projects to be included in a House appropriations bill. She got to work right away, securing over $10 million that included $5.25 million for the Moriarty Fire Station and $1 million for Albuquerque’s Trauma Recovery Center.
Sixteen months later, she hasn’t slowed down delivering for her district. She recently secured more than $18 million in community projects in a House appropriations bill that includes $1.5 million for the first dedicated facility for homeless youth in Albuquerque and $300,000 for the first all-veteran transitional housing campus in New Mexico. These are tangible projects that will enhance public safety, boost mental health availability, address homelessness and help veterans.
A water-resources professional, Stansbury is quickly becoming a champion in Congress on water and hunger…
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