Melanie is dedicated to serving House District 28 and addressing the critical issues that our state and communities face. Below are some of the issues our community has identified as priorities. Please share your ideas and priorities by filling out the survey linked below or emailing Melanie at Thank you!


Addressing Crime and the Well-being of Our Communities

Improving the safety and well-being of our communities by reducing crime, supporting law enforcement, fixing our healthcare and behavioral health systems, and ensuring families have access to services they need.  

Growing Our Economy and Meaningful Jobs

Growing a stronger and more diversified and sustainable economy by supporting local businesses, growing meaningful jobs, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, and building on our strengths and rich cultural and natural heritage.

Investing in Our Kids and Schools

Ensuring our students, educators, and schools can thrive and succeed and we can provide outstanding educational opportunities for all New Mexicans from early childhood, K - 12th grade, after-school and mentorship programs, trades programs, higher education, and life-long learning.

Securing our Land, Water, Energy, and Food Security

Ensuring that our state’s land, water, wildlife and special places are protected, that natural and traditional agricultural systems are resilient, and that we are charting a path to a food, water, and energy secure future.

Making Our Government Work for New Mexicans

Ensuring that our state government serves all New Mexicans, is a responsible steward of taxpayer dollars, and that those who represent us are responsive, transparent, and accountable.