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Guenevere McMahon17 hours ago
Deny all you will, the facts bear out the theory; our planet is getting hotter and hotter.
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A new animation, the "Temperature Circle," shows every nation on the planet is now in the red: http://bit.ly/2ulfen3
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Guenevere McMahon2 days ago
I studied school funding cases extensively as an undergrad. At that time, New Mexico was considered one of few states that had effectively solved the problem of school funding and the disparities created when property taxes are relied upon (such that schools in wealthier areas would get more resources than those in poorer areas). It’s unfortunate that our out-going Governor worked so hard against at-risk and rural students. I am hopeful that Michelle Lujan Grisham, when she wins election, along with Howie Morales as Lt. Governor, will make the funding fix a major priority. You get one chance to ruin a child’s education—Governor Martinez and her cronies took all of them and ruined untold numbers of children’s educations so that they might profit through their relationships with corporations that produce expensive, unsuccessful tools like PARCC testing.

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Initial Press Release

LAS CRUCES – Guenevere McMahon has announced that she will run for the District 33 seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives that will be vacated by Bill McCamley in 2018. She is the third Democrat to enter the race to replace him.

McMahon is a native New Mexican who has lived in Las Cruces for 36 years and in District 33, which is in southern Las Cruces, for more than 10 years, according to her announcement. She is a graduate of both Mayfield High School and New Mexico State, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in government and a master’s in public administration.

She is a nationally recognized fiber artist and former costume designer for ASNMSU Center for the Arts at NMSU, according to her announcement.

“As a former single, welfare mother working her way through college to a successful teacher, mentor and artist, I am ready and able to meet people where they are,” she said. “As a representative, my experiences mean that I can compassionately advocate for what my community members need to achieve success.”

McMahon said she supports a reduction in “corporatized standardized testing” and shifting more money to the classrooms, diversifying the state’s economy, conservation of natural resources and taking advantage of our national monuments to increase tourism.

Social justice, including better access to both mental and standard health care, is needed to address issues like domestic violence and addiction, she said.

McMahon said she will plan neighborhood events to allow voters to meet her and get a better idea what their concerns are.

Other Democrats who have also announced their intentions to seek the seat are Micaela Lara Cadena, a mother and research director for a local non-profit, and Mary Martinez White, a former county treasurer and court administrator.

McCamley has announced that he will give up the seat to run for state auditor.

ABOUT GUENEVERE MCMAHON

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Guenevere McMahon was born in Albuquerque and moved to Las Cruces when she was 12 years old. She attended Alameda Jr High and graduated from Mayfield High School. She attended NMSU and holds a Bachelor in Government and a Master in Public Administration. She is a nationally recognized fiber artist and previously worked as a Costume Designer at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts at NMSU, as well as Community Relations Coordinator for Mesilla Valley Hospice. She’s been a vendor at the Las Cruces Farmer’s Market, a free lance costume designer, grant writer and teaches sewing in an after school enrichment program. She has volunteered with the Dona Ana Arts Council Career Art Path program for over 8 years and for the American Association of University Women’s “Girls Can!” Conference. 

Like many young women here, Guenevere went to college as a single parent of two small children and relied on state assistance to provide what she could not,  and she understands the challenges women face when trying to create a better life for themselves and their children. Her commitment to the most vulnerable in our population stems from her own experience of struggling to achieve economic independence and a better life for her children and witnessing how many roadblocks the system places in the way of people who are trying to achieve a more secure, independent life. 

Guenevere has three children and three grandchildren, all of whom have gone or go to public school in the LCPS school system. She has many friends who are teachers and many who are parents, and knows that many of the the solutions to challenges facing the school system can be generated from the ground up by listening to all stakeholders and using existing infrastructure to better meet their needs and increase involvement and collaboration within neighborhoods and their schools. No one knows the needs of the school system better than those who are on the ground; parents, teachers and students. 

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