Former NM Democratic State Rep. Switches To LP

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The recent trend of politician’s switching to the Libertarian Party continues with the newly registered former State Representative of New Mexico, Sandra Jeff. Previously a Democrat, Jeff believes that “I see myself as a Libertarian because of me being a moderate Democrat, working with both parties.”

The former State Rep. was known for voting against her Democratic colleagues, the most notable being her opposition to raising the minimum wage in New Mexico even with the urging of then Vice President Joe Biden.

Jeff intends to run for Secretary of State on the LP ticket stating that “It is time for candidates that are about making life better for New Mexicans, not about following party dogma,” and that she intends on fighting corruption within New Mexico politics.

She served in the New Mexico House of Representative for 5 years and was appointed the Gallup-Mckinley County Schools school board for a year.

Author: Luke Henderson

Since joining the Libertarian Party in 2016 (after discovering Gary Johnson as a disaffected Bernie Sanders supporter), Luke Henderson has been active in the liberty movement through journalism, and political activism. At the beginning of 2017, Luke had his first piece of writing published by Being Libertarian and quickly became a contributor to the libertarian news site, The Libertarian Vindicator. Through the Vindicator, Luke discovered his passion for addressing critics of the philosophy and bringing together different factions of liberty lovers which compelled him to become an editor for The Libertarian Coalition, a forum dedicated to an open-minded discussion of libertarian ideas from all walks. After many guest contributions to Being Libertarian, Luke was asked to join the website as a contributor, where he writes his column Scoring For Liberty, which discusses sports, politics, and economics from a libertarian lens, and his Educator series that seeks to strengthen libertarian’s understanding of educational techniques and policy to better arguments against public education. Luke is one of the District 1 Executive Committeemen for the Missouri Libertarian party, and the founder of the Missouri Chapter of the Libertarian Positivity Caucus. Outside of politics, Luke is a paraprofessional for the Special School District of St. Louis, a musician, composer, and a loving husband and father.

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