Steve grew up south of Hobbs as one of six kids. His parents did everything possible to provide for him and his siblings while earning a $2.62 hourly wage. After serving in Vietnam as a combat pilot, Steve returned to New Mexico to build a life for his family and to start a business. Then he sold his business to focus on the policies in Congress that would make New Mexico successful. Steve is now running for Governor to ensure every family has the same opportunities to get ahead as he did. As Governor, Steve will unite all New Mexicans behind a common vision where jobs are readily available, schools are performing at their best, families have the ability to move out of poverty, and career criminals are put in jail where they belong.
“New Mexico has great potential, but needs leadership to harness it. As Governor, my commitment is to work hard every day to bring jobs back, fix our broken education system, and relieve the poverty that burdens too many.”