Angelica Rubio to Seek State House District 35 Seat

Angelica Rubio of Las Cruces has announced her candidacy for the District 35 State House seat.

She’s seeking the Democratic party nomination.

Known for her leadership in raising the minimum wage in Las Cruces, expanding voter’s rights throughout Doña Ana County and protecting the Organ Mountains, Rubio in a news release cited the momentum as one of “many mandates” driving her campaign.

“First and foremost, I’m running for this office, because my community has asked me to,” Rubio stated in a campaign kick off YouTube video. ”I believe that with this opportunity of an open seat in District 35, now is the right moment to step into public life and be the leader that my community wants and needs.”

Rubio was born and raised in New Mexico and holds a bachelor’s degree in government from New Mexico State University, as well as a master’s degree in Latin American studies from California State University Los Angeles.

“Rubio has served as an innovative change agent for her entire professional life — from her days interning on Capitol Hill, to her recent foray into municipal politics as a campaign manager overseeing a successful local city council race,” her news release states. Rubio managed Kassandra Gandara’s campaign last year.

The District 35 seat is now held by State Rep. Jeff Steinborn, D-Las Cruces, who has announced he’s running for a state senate seat in 2016.

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