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The Daily Delegate

Meet Your Candidates!

Albuquerque --- The New Mexico Youth and Government has released it's list of 8 candidates for the 2021 election. Applications are closed but delegates are still able to write in new candidates for any position.

Voting ends at 11:30 AM on Sunday morning! Delegates will receive a voting link via email to their registered email address and can begin voting.


Gabriella Delgado

If elected, what changes would you like to see in the program?

"If presented with the opportunity to be the Youth Governor I would like to work on communication on all scales, between the officers, and the participants. I also want to incorporate some online aspects to the (most likely) in person conference next year. I want to be more creative with the conference and expand the fun aspects of it. Youth and Government has the potential to be more than just a spring activity and I would like to get all the participants thoughts on what they want out of this program."

Gabriella's (Gaby) speech:

Nicholas Orr

If elected, what changes would you like to see in the program?

"If elected, I would like to see growth in both connectedness and participation in the program. As a result of the pandemic, YAG has lost much of the feelings of camaraderie and togetherness that we have had in years past. I would ensure that conference, as well as the events before and after it, would strengthen and create the bonds and friendships that are the lifeblood of this program. In addition to this, I would oversee a strong campaigning effort to increase program numbers. Such an effort would encourage new members through a standard of kindness and approachability."

Lieutenant Governor

Lucas Blakeslee

Why do you want to serve in this position?

"I want to help give back to the program by fulfilling the duties of lieutenant governor to the greatest extent that I can, and making sure that the senate both runs efficiently and is full of good-spirited debate."

Speaker Of The House

Mateo Garcia-Bryce

Why do you want to serve in this position?

"I want to be Speaker of the House because I feel as though my experience working with people from different walks of life can help make the conference a more inclusive and a generally healthier space to work in. I also think that my ability to speak publicly would allow me to help run the conference smoothly and deal with any issues that might come up."

Secretary Of State

Lilith Clark

If elected, what changes would you like to see in the program?

"I would try to help first years become more comfortable with running, and help them get to know the overall election process a bit more clearly. I'd also like to see some kind of an implementation of polling, so that candidates can gauge how well they are doing. I also think some kind of ranked-choice voting would make the electoral process more democratic."

Kate Rocco

If elected, what changes would you like to see in the program?

"In 2022 I want to see an increase in recruitment. I also want to help create clear lines of communication between the officers and the delegates all year round."

Attorney General

Aengus McGuinness

What is your relevant experience?

"This is my second year of YAG, and I have previously won Best Bill in the House as well as Best Bill in the Senate. I really enjoy working with others on legislative work. I also feel I have gained leadership and collaboration skills this year while participating in my school Science Club, where I have been elected president."

Aengus's speech:

Chief Justice

Angelica Trillo

Why do you want to serve in this position?

"Serving as Chief Justice this past year was extremely unconventional and the conference was not in person. Being able to serve as Chief Justice for an in-person conference would be an honor."

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