2018 Endorsements

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard is proud to have the support of the following organizations and state leaders:


Our Revolution NM
Hundreds of Our Revolution New Mexico members voted and Stephanie was the overwhelming winner.
Animal Protection Voters
"Representative Stephanie Garcia Richard is the only candidate in the Land Commissioner race who has a proven record on many important animal protection and wildlife habitat conservation issues during her legislative term,” noted Jessica Johnson, Chief Legislative Officer for Animal Protection Voters. “As an educator, experienced public servant, and steadfast voice for conservation and wildlife protection, Stephanie Garcia Richard is the best choice for sustainable land management that will maximize New Mexico’s future—for children and our environment alike.
Emily's List

Stephanie Garcia Richard is an extraordinary example of what it means to be a public servant. As a lifelong educator, she has advocated for increased teacher pay and more funding for early childhood education in the state legislature. As a legislator, she has advocated for sustainable land use practices, protection of our water supply, and innovative solutions to mitigate fire damage" said Geri Prado Senior Director of state and local campaigns at EMILY's List. "As land commissioner, Stephanie will continue her efforts to invest in renewable energy and maintain New Mexico's natural resources."

Equality New Mexico
Of Representative Garcia Richard’s nomination, Executive Director of Equality NM, Adrian Carver says, “In a state with incredible disparities in education, health, and economic opportunity the State Land Office has gone underutilized in efforts to achieve justice in those areas. EQNM’s endorsement of Stephanie is a signal that we need a new type of leader as Land Commissioner. LGBTQ+ New Mexicans need someone who can leverage the mandate of the Office to focus on the wellbeing of all our community members.”
National Education Association (NEA NM)
The most qualified candidate and a proven education champion, we trust Stephanie Garcia Richard to leverage the mandate of the state land office to help increase funding for schools, colleges, and especially for the students whose success in school and life our teachers and other school employees work hard for every day. Currently House Education Chair, Stephanie Garcia Richard will do a fantastic job as Land Commissioner,” concludes President Betty Patterson.
Las Cruces Sun News
Here's what the Sun News Editorial Board had to say: "Garcia Richard strikes a balance between the two. She has vowed to bring more community involvement, as well as scientific analysis to the process. She would place a greater value of sustainability and bring a more long-term vision to the department.
Santa Fe Reporter

"Stephanie Garcia Richard wants to approach the management of the state's trust lands with a perspective that hasn't been present in the office: a teacher's." Classrooms are the beneficiaries of the money generated by the land, and, she argues, from the condition of New Mexico schools, oil and gas developers aren't paying their fair share. Plus, Garcia Richard has sat on the House budget committee and is familiar with the work she'll need to do as the land commissioner." - Santa Fe Reporter Editorial Board

Silver City Independent endorses SGR
Silver City Daily Press and Independent
'We like Garcia Richard because of her day job - as a long time public school teacher - coupled with her three terms of experience in the legislature. In those positions, she's dealt first-hand with the struggle for resources in this poor but resource rich state. She has proposed increasing the royalties paid by those who extract oil & gas from our state's lands to match the charges levied by neighboring states..."
- Silver City Daily Press Editorial Board
Frack Free Four Corners
NM Building & Construction Trades
Jicarilla Apache Nation


State Leaders

  • Former Land Commissioner Ray Powell
  • Former Deputy Land Commissioner, Dave Simon
  • Former Treasurer James B. Lewis
  • Senator Nancy Rodriguez
  • Senator Cisco McSorley
  • Former Senator DeDe Feldman
  • Rep. Debbie Armstrong, Chair of House Health & Human Services
  • Rep. Gail Chasey, Chair of House Judiciary
  • Rep. Georgene Louis, Chair of State Government, Indian & Veterans Affairs
  • Rep. Daymon Ely, Vice-Chair of Local Government, Elections, Land Grants & Cultural Affairs Committee
  • Rep. Christine Trujillo, Vice Chair Behavioral Health Subcommittee 
  • Rep. Bealquin Gomez, Chair House Agriculture Committee
  • Rep. Linda Trujillo, Vice Chair Labor and Economic Development Committee
  • Rep. Joanne Ferrary, Vice Chair Disabilities Concerns Subcommittee
  • Rep. Tomás Salazar, Chair Investments & Pensions Oversight Committee 
  • Rep. Nathan Small
  • Rep. Debbie Sariñana
  • Rep. Harry Garcia
  • Former Rep. Nate Cote
  • Public Education Commissioner Karyl Ann Armstrong
  • Public Education Commissioner Tim Crone
  • Public Education Commissioner James Conyers
  • Public Education Commissioner Trish Ruiz
  • Public Education Commissioner James Conyers
  • Public Education Commissioner Gilbert Peralta
  • Public Education Commissioner Daniel Johnston
  • Public Education Commissioner Carmie Toulouse
  • Santa Fe County Commissioner Anna Hansenstephanie garcia richards
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