Hello, I’m Candie Sweetser, your State Representative for NM House District 32.
As your District 32 State Representative, I am committed to improving our communities, strengthening our schools, promoting public safety, and enhancing the economic future of our region. I want to help bring good-paying jobs to rural communities and find bipartisan solutions to New Mexico's most pressing issues. I will never let politics keep me from making the best decisions for southwest New Mexico. I serve on the House Appropriations and the House Agriculture and Water Resources committees, and have served during the interim on the Economic and Rural Development, the Science, Technology and Telecommunications, and the Legislative Ethics committees. Please know that I am representing the people of Luna, Hidalgo and Grant counties on these committees – and in the NM legislature – to the best of my ability, embracing the distinctiveness and remarkable character of our area. That’s because as a native New Mexican, I understand that the needs of District 32 transcend lines – political party lines, socioeconomic lines, ethnicity lines, industry lines, age and gender lines, religious lines, and ability lines. Southwestern New Mexico is an area rich with culture, heritage and history. I appreciate the uniqueness of the region’s agricultural and mining roots, relationship with neighboring Mexico, military history, and desert beauty. And know that I have never lost sight of what an honor and privilege it is to serve as your State Representative. The good, hard-working, kind, and resilient people of this region are my daily motivation to do my best.