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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

GABRIELLA DELGADO

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Governor

I'm a senior at East Mountain High School and this is my fourth year participating in Youth and Government. Over my time in high school, I've been involved in many clubs and activities within my community that have helped me navigate my passions. Some of which include STEM, Women’s Rights, Sustainability and Community Leadership. Within all the activities I’ve done-I can strongly say that no other club has brought me the outstanding support like YAG has throughout these four wonderful years. From serving as Forum Co-Chair to Lt. Governor, I’ve been afforded many opportunities. I’m so beyond joyed  to see everyone at the 2022 State Conference, and serve as your Youth Governor! One of my top priorities is to have a open line of communication with you all- so feel free to contact me whenever.

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LUCAS BLAKESLEE

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Lieutenant Governor

Hi! My name is Lucas Blakeslee, and I go to Santa Fe High School. I joined Youth and Government as a freshman, and this is my third year being involved with the program. I’m very excited to be serving as your Lieutenant Governor! This year when chairing the Senate I hope to be able to strike a balance between chamber efficiency and ensuring that everyone’s voice gets heard. Outside of YAG you might find me working on a variety of research projects, helping with any of the five school clubs in which I participate, or reading an assortment of books, with some of my favorite subjects to read being mathematics and history. I’m really looking toward to seeing you all this coming spring, and toward doing my part to make sure the 2022 conference is the best it can be!

Feel free to reach out to ask about anything! My email is lqblakeslee@gmail.com

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MATEO GARCIA-BRYCE

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Lieutenant Governor

TBD

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ANGELICA TRILLO

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Chief Justice

Welcome to New Mexico Youth and Government! My name is Angelica Trillo and I am your Chief Justice for 2022 NMYAG. This is my fourth year and final year in the program and I attend Moriarty High School. As a Senior at my school, I participate in National History Day and am President of my National Honor Society Chapter. In my free time, I like to read, draw or do some coding. I am extremely excited to get to know everyone at the conference and I hope I see you in the Judicial Branch.  If you have any questions about the Judicial branch or the conference in general I am happy to help just reach out!

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KATE ROCCO

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Secretary of State

Hi, my name is Kate Rocco and I am your 2022 Secretary of State. I am extremely excited to be serving, and through this position I hope to encourage as many people as possible to run for office! This is my fourth, and final year at conference and I am currently a senior at East Mountain High School. I have been in YAG since my freshman year, and I have also had the opportunity to attend the Conference on National Affairs in 2019. I am passionate about leadership and have goals to encourage all youth voices to be heard through this club. 
 

Outside of YAG I’m heavily involved in Student Council, National Honor Society, Newspaper Club, and EMHS’s very new Diversity Club. I am also an active member in my Church as well as New Mexico’s Youth Climate Action Coalition branch. I hope to inspire as many members as possible to run for office. If anyone has any questions for me at all, please do not hesitate to text or email me. I can’t wait to see everyone at conference!
 

Email: Krocco@eastmountainhigh.net

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AENGUS MCGUINESS

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Attorney General

Hello everyone, my name is Aengus McGuinness. I am a junior at Santa Fe High School and this year’s Attorney General. This year I hope to help all legislators with constitutionality and to have lively debate around the New Mexico state constitution. This is my third year in youth and government, more specifically two years in the legislative branch, and I hope to bring my bill writing experience to help demystify what is constitutional from a bill writing perspective. Outside of youth and government I love gardening and studying computer science. I am also a fellow in the Santa Fe Council for International Relations. This will be my first year of conference in person and I can’t wait to make it spectacular. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns!

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KAYA PERCE

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State Auditor

Hi! My name is Kaya Perce, I’m a senior at Albuquerque High, and this is my 4th year in Youth and Government! Over the past four years, I’ve been involved in Mock Trials, Model UN, Student Government, National Honors Society, and more at my high school, all of which have helped me pursue my passion for advocacy. As this year’s State Auditor, I’m so excited to work with the Commissioner of Public Lands and State Secretary to shape our task force program and can’t wait to see everyone at conference!   

 

Feel free to reach out to me at kayaperce@gmail.com with any questions!

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LILITH CLARK

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State Treasurer

Hi! My name is Lilith Clark, and I am a senior at Albuquerque High School. This is my 4th year in YAG, and I'm so excited to see everyone again! Outside of YAG I also do model UN, gymnastics, cross country and track and field. I also like to read and watch Marvel movies. If you have any questions about conference, my email is lilithsec@gmail.com

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AURELIA VARGAS

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Land Commissioner 

Hello, my name is Aurelia Vargas and I am serving as this year’s Commissioner of Public Lands. I’m counting the days until I get to meet many of you at my first in-person conference and in the months leading up to it. I am a Junior at Moriarty High School, and this is my second year in the Youth and Government program. I am looking forward to working with many new students and my fellow officers in the new Task Force branch and what we’ll be able to produce as a group.

Outside of YAG, I am involved with the Conference on National Affairs and National History Day. I have worked with the New Mexico Activities Association for four years, and just began to referee both volleyball and basketball games with the association. I spend much of my free time drawing and painting, working on embroidery or sewing, and learning bass guitar. I can’t wait to start collaborating with you guys! If you have any questions, feel free to send them my way. Email: vargasaureliaj@gmail.com

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MICHAEL WHITFORD

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Media Director

Hi, my name is Michael Whitford. I am currently a senior at Southwest Secondary Learning Center and am very excited to serve as this year’s Media Director! This is my fourth (and sadly final) year in the Youth and Government program. I have previously participated in the Legislative branch, chaired the Forum branch, and also attended the virtual 2020 Conference on National Affairs. Outside of YAG, I play varsity basketball and volleyball for my school, participate in Model United Nations, Boy Scouts, and Order of the Arrow, and I’m also a member of my school’s Student Council. I can’t wait to see everyone at this year’s conference!

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