City firefighter fighting to keep second job as state representative
Tuesday promises to be a big day in court for an Albuquerque firefighter who is also a member of the state legislature.
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#1 Jan 28, 2014
You are a wonderful and caring Legislator and your constituents are so proud of you. Keep fighting the fight and we hope to see you back as our Legislator.
#2 Jan 28, 2014
She knew the rules before she ran for office. What makes these people believe that they are special (i.e. politicians, judges, administrators, police, firemen)?
#3 Jan 28, 2014
what makes you think that we want a legislature that excludes working people?
#4 Jan 28, 2014
have the rule if it is going to be ignored? but then politicians seldom play by the rules.
#5 Jan 29, 2014
Say your employee doesn't like wages and working conditions, but can't get the administration or City Council to agree with her. So, she runs for legislature, where she can work behind the scenes to screw the City until it sees things her way. Might that be a reason not to want City employees in the Legislature?
I'm not saying that this one is doing any such thing. I don't know her. But the above is probably why the rule was written.
#6 Jan 29, 2014
you only get people who are well-off, professional politicians, retired or have their own special interest to flog?
Nope - people who are teachers, firefighters, municipal planners, leos, water agency engineers all have deep professional expertise that the legislature could benefit from. Excluding them is plain stupid and product of the anti-worker ideology that disrespects public service at all levels.
Since: Jan 10
#7 Jan 30, 2014
I've no problem with her serving as a "paid public employee", however as such she should be taking vacation or unpaid leave while attending the session(s) and any mtgs that take place during her normal work hours. I don't buy into the conspiracy angle and seriously doubt she could cause problems from that perspective. This is what citizen legislators is all about.
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