First District Representative Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham celebrated her re-election Tuesday night for a second term in Washington.
In her victory speech at Democratic headquarters in Albuquerque, Lujan Grisham spoke of ending hunger in New Mexico and ensuring that everyone has access to healthy organic locally grown food. She also touched on protecting the native chile seed.
“We’re going to pass legislation and keep those seeds to New Mexico. We’re not going to let China take them, or Mexico, and we’re certainly not going to let Colorado have them," the Congresswoman joked, referring to the 2013 Superbowl when Colorado made claims to the pepper.
Lujan Grisham expressed her dedication to fixing the VA health-care system and taking care of educators.
“How many teachers are in the room?" Lujan Grisham asked as the room applauded wildly while hands shot up. "This is the worst environment ever, yet, you are dedicated to your students and we will not forget you.”
Lujan Grisham soundly beat her Republican challenger Mike Frese, winning nearly 59 percent of votes according to unofficial results late Tuesday night.