Would you vote for the creation of an Independent Ethics Commission to provide oversight of the executive and legislative branches of government in New Mexico? Yes I would, but I think it should include oversight of Inspection Records Requests
What measures would you take to make New Mexico state government transparent, accessible and accountable to the public? I think that post the Supreme Court's decision in Faber that state government has become less responsive to records request and that the law should be modified allow for a statutory award of damages on a per day basis for an improperly denied records request.
Would you give permission to the Legislative Council Service to make publicly available the final amounts you personally allocate to various capital outlay projects? Yes
If you think reform of the capital outlay system is needed, how would you reform it? If you don't think reform is needed, give us your reasons. At the time of it's passage in 1977 my grandfather's position on the Christmas Tree Bill was that it was still not the best way to distribute money to the places it was needed. That has proven true and critical infrastructure continues to deteriorate in the current system. I believe the reform proposed by Think New Mexico is the place to start.
Does New Mexico need to invest more in early childhood development? If you think it does, in your opinion what is the best way to invest? If you don't think New Mexico needs to invest more, tell us why. I think that New Mexico's investment in early childhood development and in education are very important. I think New Mexico needs to be looking at ways to increase the money available for investment by examining our options to generate more money from our natural resources by examining what we are loosing through Federal Management of public lands.
What measures would you take to improve the state's long-term economy? I think New Mexico needs to be looking at avenues to promote sustainable and responsible use of our natural resources. Avenues that involve solutions to return industries like logging and mining to sustainable levels, which therefore includes examining solutions like state management of public lands.
Would you support the legalization of cannabis for adult recreational use in New Mexico? Why or why not? I would if it takes in account proper age levels for legalization (i.e. age 21) and proper regulation including taxation in order to offset the cost already borne by society through its illicit use.