Run Ben Ray, Run!

Over my 42 years of practicing law and as a public servant, I have actually worked for 3 Governors, a United States Senator, a Congressman, 2 Attorney Generals, 2 District Attorneys, and a Mayor.

Each and every one of them I have seen grow and mature and make a difference, which is why they were so successful in the jobs they held.

BEN RAY LUJAN is one elected official who I have never worked for, but I have watched from affair and he falls into the category of those I have worked for and who have accomplished things.

Notwithstanding never having worked for him, he has indeed matured, grown into the offices he has held and has served with distinction.

I can not say that about many politicians I have seen over the years, with many leaving office with nothing to show for during the tenure.

Far more importantly, BEN RAY LUJAN has made a difference and has accomplished something while in office.

BEN RAY LUJAN has a clear understanding of the “Shark Tank on the Potomac” known as Washington politics, he has thrived there and that is what sets him far apart from all the others that are talking about running.

CONGRESSMAN BEN RAY LUJAN has served as the U.S. Representative for New Mexico’s 3rd congressional district since 2009, and became the Assistant House Speaker since 2019, appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

He was elected to be Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2014, and and many political pundits in New Mexico felt he was not up to the task coming from a small state like New Mexico with little national influence.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi saw what many people underestimate: a person genuinely having his pulse on the needs of his community and country committed to do the right thing and not just self-promotion all the time.

Ben Ray Lujan proved a lot of people wrong and when he led the Democrats to win a majority in the United States House in the 2018 elections.

Luján previously served as a member of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission from 2005 to 2008.

During his tenure on the Public Regulation Commission, he always advocated for what was best for the consumers and was one again committed to doing the right thing when it came to dealing with utilities and the insurance industry.

Lujan is extremely well liked within the Democratic party and no doubt would be able to run a state-wide campaign and raise the necessary money to run.

All congressman usually have ambitions to become United States Senators, unless you rise to the top in a leadership position such as Lujan has done.

Many legitimately argue that what he should do is stay put and become Speaker of the House.

No doubt if he became Speaker of the House, it would be good for the country, but arguably not as good for the State of New Mexico.

Speaker of the House in this day and age is a highly volatile position and Speakers do not last as long in the jobs as the day long past, just ask Paul Ryan and Dennis Hastert.

Congressmen have to run every two years while a Senate seat is far more powerful.

Lujan has spent 10 years in the House and has to run for office five times.

Had he been a United States Senator, 5 successful runs would be 30 years.

Lujan is no fan of President Trump, he has been very objecting to how Trump treats minorities and his strong opposition to many of Trumps policies.

New Mexico needs Ben Ray Lujan in the United States Senate, and once there, he will continue to grow and accomplish great things for the entire state.

Run Ben Ray, Run.

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Pete Dinelli was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is of Italian and Hispanic descent. He is a 1970 graduate of Del Norte High School, a 1974 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a 1977 graduate of St. Mary's School of Law, San Antonio, Texas. Pete has a 40 year history of community involvement and service as an elected and appointed official and as a practicing attorney in Albuquerque. Pete and his wife Betty Case Dinelli have been married since 1984 and they have two adult sons, Mark, who is an attorney and George, who is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Pete has been a licensed New Mexico attorney since 1978. Pete has over 27 years of municipal and state government service. Pete’s service to Albuquerque has been extensive. He has been an elected Albuquerque City Councilor, serving as Vice President. He has served as a Worker’s Compensation Judge with Statewide jurisdiction. Pete has been a prosecutor for 15 years and has served as a Bernalillo County Chief Deputy District Attorney, as an Assistant Attorney General and Assistant District Attorney and as a Deputy City Attorney. For eight years, Pete was employed with the City of Albuquerque both as a Deputy City Attorney and Chief Public Safety Officer overseeing the city departments of police, fire, 911 emergency call center and the emergency operations center. While with the City of Albuquerque Legal Department, Pete served as Director of the Safe City Strike Force and Interim Director of the 911 Emergency Operations Center. Pete’s community involvement includes being a past President of the Albuquerque Kiwanis Club, past President of the Our Lady of Fatima School Board, and Board of Directors of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation.