FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Laura M. Montoya on Victory in New Mexico State Treasurer Race
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Laura M. Montoya on her victory in the New Mexico state treasurer race. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled that the people of New Mexico have elected Laura M. Montoya as their state treasurer. We celebrate her historic election as the state's first woman and first Latina state treasurer. We know that due to her strong record managing and investing millions of dollars as Sandoval County treasurer, Montoya will be a champion for New Mexicans when managing the state’s finances. EMILY's List is excited to see this trailblazing Democratic pro-choice champion excel in the role.”
Laura M. Montoya was born, raised, and educated in Las Vegas, New Mexico. She has worked as a public servant in the state for over two decades. Montoya got her start in government in 2001, when she worked for a ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee. Since then, she has worked in several capacities in both the New Mexico House of Representatives and the New Mexico Senate. In 2012, she was elected Sandoval County treasurer, where she has had a strong record managing and investing millions of dollars.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised over $700 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure campaigns for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.