Luján Meets with Local Leaders from Rio Rancho, Sandoval County, and Town of Bernalillo

Rio Rancho, N.M. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) held several meetings with local leaders from City of Rio Rancho, Sandoval County, and Town of Bernalillo to discuss needs of the local government and how Senator Luján can continue to support them. In the City of Rio Rancho, Senator Luján met with Rio Rancho Mayor Gregg Hull and City Manager Matt Geisel to discuss how federal investments have impacted local communities.

Next, Senator Luján visited with Sandoval County Commission Chair David Heil and Commissioner Joshua Jones to discuss how federal funding has supported members of the community. Senator Luján also met with Mayor Jack Torres of Bernalillo to tour the newly renovated city library, skate park, pump track, and the wastewater treatment plant.

“Today’s meetings are one of the most important parts of my job – hearing from leaders on the ground about what they need from the federal government to continue supporting their communities,” said Senator Luján. “In Rio Rancho, we talked about how they have the second fastest-growing community and how policies and infrastructure must keep up with their needs. Next, I met with Sandoval County leaders to discuss prioritizing investments in our local governments and ensuring that funding makes it to those areas intended.”

“I was also glad to see the improvements made in Town of Bernalillo at the Town Library and the nearby skate park and discuss public safety and broadband investments. It was also important to tour the wastewater treatment plant and see the upgrades needed to ensure this community has reliable access to clean water for years to come.”



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