I invite you to learn about New Mexico state government with me!

Dear friends, students, neighbors and constituents,

At noon on January 15th, I will be sworn in to serve as the New Mexico state representative from House District 29 in Northwest Albuquerque. I’ve been teaching students from kindergarten to college for the past 25 years and I go to the Roundhouse as a teacher; I also go as a learner since I am a newly elected representative.

I invite you to come along on my journey as I learn about every part of our state government: our executive branch led by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham; our judicial branch and court system; and our legislative branch with its 70 representatives and 42 senators engaged in writing, debating and passing bills to benefit you, our citizens, our residents.

Every week I will post an entry about what is going on, what I am learning, and what bills I am working on. Please write to me if there is any particular part of our state government or legislative process that you would like me to share. You can write me a letter addressed to me at the Roundhouse, or you can email me at Joy.Garratt@nmlegis.gov.

Please join me as together we learn how our New Mexico state government works!

Sincerely,

Representative-Elect Joy Garratt