Sandoval County Treasurer and Rio Rancho resident Laura M. Montoya, a Democrat, had announced her candidacy for the Third Congressional District seat.

Laura was elected county treasurer in 2012 and re-elected in 2016. She has worked in federal, state and county government for more than 17 years.

“As northern New Mexico’s first congresswoman, I will take my legislative experience and more than 17 years in public service to Washington to protect equal rights and fight for affordable health care for all New Mexicans. I will demand improved educational outcomes, fight regressive tax policies and protect our land and water so we can secure the future for our next generation,” Montoya said.

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