Skip to main content

Primary outcomes shake up PRC

By June 6, 2018September 29th, 2022Democracy

In the June 6th edition of the Albuquerque Journal, Journal Staff Writer Kevin Robinson-Avila reported on how the primary election outcomes will affect the make up of the Public Regulation Commission, including CVNM’s analysis of the District 5 race:

The District 5 general election campaign will likely draw broad voter attention, since a win by Fischmann could put progressive Democrats in firm control of the PRC come January. Environmental and consumer advocacy groups threw their support behind Fischmann in the primary to oust Jones, whom those groups considered too weak on environmental issues and too pro-utility in rate and other cases reviewed by the PRC.
If he triumphs in the fall, Fischmann would join current Democratic commissioners Valerie Espinoza and Cynthia Hall in a strongly pro-environment, pro-consumer bloc at the PRC, said Conservation Voters New Mexico on Wednesday. That group supported Fischmann with $107,299 in television and digital advertising during the primary campaign via its affiliated political action committee, CVNM Verde Voters Fund.

Read the full article at