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Biographical Profile for Craig W. Brandt
Currently Elected State Senator District 40, New Mexico
Party: Republican Party of New Mexico
Phone: 505-503-5001
Address: 7247 Milan Hills Rd. NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Craig W. Brandt's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
New Mexico has been governed for too long by politicians who have no idea what common sense is. You can help change this by supporting me in my run for the NM state Senate. It is time for the people to take the reins of this state and start applying some simple common sense to our government.

Since becoming a state in 1912, New Mexico has been, with few exceptions governed by one party. What has this brought us? This has brought us a state that is ranked 49th in education. This has brought us a state that has the highest rate of working poor, least economically competitive and the 3rd highest rate of poverty in the nation. So, I ask you, "Are you happy with the results that you are getting from our government?"

Einstein was quoted as saying the definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." He also said that "we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." That is exactly what reelecting progressives to run this great state is, it is insanity.
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Craig was born and raised in Northern California. Craig and his wife Tonja have been married 24 years and have 3 children:

Tyler, age 22, is a graduate of Rio Rancho High School and a Senior at UNM. Tyler is married to Akayla.
Joshua, age 15, is a tenth grader at Cleveland High School.
Heather, age 13, is an ninth grader at Cleveland High School.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Craig is a 2000 graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in Pastoral Ministries.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Craig worked for the Republican party as a bill analyst during the 2011 Legislative session. He served on the Consumer and Public Affairs Committee analyzing hundreds of bills. This will give him invaluable experience when he is elected to the legislature. Craig was the owner of a successful fishing and camping supply store in California.
Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
After graduating from high school in 1986 he joined the U.S. Air Force where he served his country for 7 years.
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Craig has served as a volunteer coach for his son's flag football team.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Craig Brandt currently serves as the Vice President of the Rio Rancho Public Schools Board of Education.

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013

Public Affairs
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
He has served as a senior pastor for several years. Craig joined the staff as an Associate Pastor in 2005. He has served in the children's ministry, led the senior citizens ministry and is also a vocalist on the Praise Team.
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
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