Last year we interviewed Albuquerque, representative Javier Martinez as an up and coming legislator. His most prominent legislation was tapping our $ 25B Permanent Fund to expand early childhood education and legalizing marijuana. He has since become House Majority Leader and, with the retirement of Brian Egolf, is in line to become Speaker of the House.
On this month’s show, Representative Martinez joins host Stephen Spitz to discuss his journey from his childhood home in Juarez, Mexico, to an organizer in Albuquerque’s South Valley, to a legislative leader. We’ll find out if Speaker of the House comes next.
Produced with assistance of Elias Henley, Roman Garcia, Tristan Clum, and Lynn Schibeci