Dear Friends and Supporters,

I awake on this day seeing that Jane Powdrell-Culbert has won the vote of the people of NM House District 44. Here are the final tallies:

Gary J Tripp                             8,846
Jeremy B Myers                      743
Jane E Powdrell-Culbert        10,373

I will call Representative Powdrell-Culbert at a decent hour this morning and congratulate her and wish her the best.

Let me take the opportunity to thank all of you reading this email for supporting me with my campaign, with your hard-earned money, with your time and energy and most importantly with your belief in me. This was a hard fought battle.

I ask you one more long-winded favor before we depart; please believe in the teachers of New Mexico. Join me in placing pressure on our leaders to go and recruit more teachers to come to New Mexico. This is a state that has a shortfall of educators graduating from New Mexico Universities, but we offer good benefits, good retirement, blue skies, and most importantly great students.

At this time, the pandemic has many of us fatigued and questioning each other and our leader’s decisions. I ask that we all do our part to keep ourselves and your loved ones safe. 

Thank you,

Gary Tripp