Fellow residents of Rio Rancho, Corrales and Bernalillo, New Mexico, my name is Gary Tripp, and today, I am proud to announce my candidacy for New Mexico House of Representatives, District 44.
There is so much to share with our great citizens on many issues, however, I felt it necessary to formally introduce myself as well as share with you what I believe to be just one of my many concerns, and as time goes on, I will work with you to address your concerns as well.
One of the most pressing areas of concern is school safety. Our city, state and country have been hit hard by school violence, and I believe we have an obligation, to ensure that our children and students as well as staff and all who work in our schools, are safe.
My wife of 40 years, Jeannette, and I have worked in the New Mexico Public Schools for 35 years and for five of those years, I had the honor of being the principal of Rio Rancho High School and two additional years as an assistant superintendent in the RRPS District.
By working together along with local government, law enforcement and school security, we will make every effort to keep our children and staff safe in New Mexico schools.
I believe we “ALL” have something to give back to our educational system by sharing our knowledge to improve our schools and to supply our students and staff with the proper tools and resources to prosper.
Perhaps John F. Kennedy said it best, “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.”
My name is Gary Tripp, and I would greatly appreciate your support.