State of New Mexico Archives: on Government Reform

David Clements: Bureaucratic intervention distorts economy

As a former business attorney, I have extensively researched the effects of monetary policy on the economy. When bureaucrats promote certain activities and sectors of the economy through the Federal Reserve, subsidies, and bailouts, price signals are destroyed and market behavior is distorted. This creates a negative environment for people to engage in commerce, seek gainful employment and provide for themselves and loved ones.

The fundamental purpose of government is to protect each individual's inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. If society is to be free, then government must not dictate how individuals spend the fruits of their time and labor. Our representatives should protect our right to pursue the American Dream.

Source: 2014 N.M. Senate campaign website, Feb 18, 2014

Steve Pearce: Pay contractors on time; reforms to contract smaller firms

When asked by an audience member how the federal government could make it easier for small companies to do business with it, Pearce said there should be mechanisms in place to make sure the government pays its contractors on time, which he said is a big issue. That brought some applause from audience members. He also said bundling contracts hurts the ability of small firms to get government contracts.
Source: 2008 N.M. Senate debate report in N.M.Business-Weekly Aug 22, 2008

Joe Carraro: Some campaign donation limits, plus spending limits

Q: Do you support limiting the following types of contributions to state legislative and gubernatorial candidates? Individual?

A: No.


A: Yes.

Q: Corporate?

A: Yes.

Q: Political Parties?

A: No.

Q: Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support imposing spending limits on state level political campaigns?

A: Yes.

Source: 2004 N.M. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 7, 2004

  • The above quotations are from State of New Mexico Politicians: Archives.
  • Click here for definitions & background information on Government Reform.
  • Click here for other issues (main summary page).
2020 Presidential contenders on Government Reform:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
Please consider a donation to!
Click for details -- or send donations to:
1770 Mass Ave. #630, Cambridge MA 02140
(We rely on your support!)

Page last updated: Oct 13, 2021