Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, is a candidate for New Mexico’s lieutenant governor’s post.
Here’s what he has to say about “growing the economy” on his Web site: http://joecampos.org/
“It’s about jobs, jobs, jobs.”
Among his ideas for accomplishing jobs:
• Promote the development and expansion of renewable energy to provide better paying high tech jobs.
• Protect our national scientific labs and military bases.
• Encourage partnerships between higher education, business, and our national scientific labs to develop high tech industries.
• Partner with towns and cities to develop economic strategies suited to their individual needs and resources.
• Create incentives to protect traditional industries and recruit new companies to New Mexico.
And here’s what he has to say about education:
“In order for our education system to serve us well, we must provide the best opportunities, resources and
environments in which to learn.”
His ideas for improving education include:
• K-3 programs that emphasize reading, writing and mathematics.
• Support bilingual education and immersion programs.
• Identify, implement and recognize best practices and innovation in education.
• Promote vocational training and adult basic education.
• Develop job training programs targeted to high tech, health care and renewable energy careers.
• Increase educational opportunities for combat veterans and displaced workers.