I am running to reform and reorganize the PRC, ensuring our ratepayers have experienced and independent representation on our commission. Working families deserve a Public Regulation Commission that will protect fair rates, ethical and transparent business practices, and answer to the ratepayers.
I plan to seek public financing to avoid the influence of special interests and making the interests of everyday New Mexicans my priority. My record of public service has accomplished ethics reform, transparency and transforming infrastructure through smart and efficient policy.
I humbly ask the voters of PRC District 3 to support my candidacy. Their vote will put my advocacy, education, and experience to work to address the PRC’s complex regulatory decisions with multiple stakeholders putting them first.
About Me: Joseph Maestas is the immediate past vice-chair of the Democratic Party of Santa Fe County and has previously served on Santa Fe City Council, as Mayor of Española and on the board of the Conservation Voters New Mexico. With a master’s degree in civil engineering from Arizona State University and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from The University of New Mexico, Mr. Maestas has almost 35 years of experience in engineering and consulting including a regulatory tenure at Federal Highway Administration and regional technical services at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. He holds current professional engineering licenses in New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas and is currently a business development manager with a private engineering firm, Souder, Miller and Associates.