ABOUT LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATE JOHN MCDIVITT
Politics: First joined the Libertarian Party in 1974
Why I want to represent the voters of state senate district 19: I am running to provide a choice for those tired of the intense political polarization we currently must endure.
Qualifications for office: I meet all the constitutional qualifications, plus a lifetime of experience both in government (military) service and in the private sector as a financial consultant and retirement planner.
Occupation: Retired U.S. Navy Supply Corps Captain and financial consultant
Education: BA Multidisciplinary Social Science (economics, political science, geography), Michigan State University, 1972. Naval Officer Candidate School, 1972.
Family: Married 49 years; two children, two grandchildren
City of residence: Albuquerque
What I love best about New Mexico: “The weather is absolutely unbeatable!”
ON THE ISSUES
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Amendment
I oppose the proposed ballot measure to change the Public Regulation Commission from an elected body to an appointed body because it would become too easy for corrupt politicians to appoint people who have a vested interest in themselves and not the voters.
On the Economy
The best way to reverse the economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic and improve the economy of New Mexico (specifically my district) is to:
- Diversify the state’s economy
- Reduce the tax burden
- Make the state more friendly to retirees and small businesses
In addition, we must let our governor know, in no uncertain terms, that we will never again allow unconstitutional “orders” to force us to forfeit our rights as Americans.
On Politics-as-Usual at the Roundhouse
As a state senator I will work to foster a spirit of cooperation rather than confrontation. I believe the polarization that exists in politics today is more toxic than the coronavirus. We must move past the politics as usual and seek that which unites us instead of that which divides us.