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Alexis Martinez Johnson is a Hispanic Republican nominee to represent New Mexico’s Third Congressional District. She says that she hopes to restore the voice of her ancestors and get a seat at a table, as she aims defeat a “monopoly” of Democrats this fall.
Johnson, an environmental engineer and graduate of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology spoke to Fox News Digital recently to discuss her plans to represent an area of New Mexico that is “very interesting”. She also highlighted the diversity of the Third District.
Johnson pointed out that the majority of district’s constituents are Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and other tribes. He also pointed to the Navajo Nation, Pueblo tribes, and the Jicarilla Apache Nation.
Johnson stated that Johnson was an amalgamation of these cultures as a candidate. Johnson said that she is a Hispanic woman with Native American ancestry. However, she is not a tribal member. I identify as a Hispanic woman and am active in many Native American communities.
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Johnson spoke out about Native Americans and veterans in the state. She said that she feels both have been neglected nationally.
They’ve been repeatedly lied to. Johnson stated that the community has a lot of lawyers who have them do this, that and the other. Johnson said that he wanted to see a Native American voice reestablished and a significant portion of their sovereignty.
Johnson answered the question “not having a voice in New Mexico” when Johnson was asked why she wanted to run for district representative.
“It has been inundated by outside voices,” she stated. “Outside voices” are those communities that don’t live here or that do not represent the New Mexican values. All parties are included in my definition. I want to bring back the voice and legacy of my ancestors. It’s almost like having a dinner table — you’ve invited everyone into your house, and you find your seat is no longer there. “I’m trying to return the seat and have a voice.
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Johnson stated that the Third District as it is drawn now, “is run by a monopoly on Democrats.”
“What we see here is that the far-left ideology funded by out-of state campaign funds is not representative for the everyday New Mexican,” she stated.
Johnson will face off against Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-N.M.) in November. This will be a rematch of the pair’s matchup for this year’s midterm elections. Johnson, who was also the Republican nominee for the Third District in 2020’s general election, lost the heavily Democratic stronghold to Fernandez by 58.7% to 42.3% that year.
Johnson insists that this is a different time, and she takes aim at Fernandez. Fernandez is, Johnson claims, “110% outof touch with the everyday New Mexican.”
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Johnson stated that Fernandez voted to raise gas prices in the district and pack the Supreme Court. Johnson claimed Fernandez is voting against New Mexicans.
Johnson expressed concern about left-wing control in the district, after being discriminated against by a Democrat from the state. Johnson was told she looked like a politician.
Johnson spoke out about an encounter she had in Santa Fe with a Democratic delegate about attending a Republican Convention. Johnson stated that she was stunned when the man said to her that she “didn’t look like a Republican”.
“I thought wow… this is a Democrat delegate,” Johnson recalled. Johnson said, “This Democrat delegate chooses the leaders of their party. They’re the most active members that make decisions about who they elect.
“At this point, I knew what I was doing was the right way,” she said.
Johnson was raised by her “abuelos” and said that her grandparents “took care of her after her father, a Vietnam War veteran who had been disabled, could not.”
“They took in me, they took in my older sister, and they raised wonderful kids,” she stated. My older sister is a Marine veteran and an Army officer. She stated that our family has a long tradition of service to the community.
Source: Fox News