Dear Fellow New Mexicans,
I am running for New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands because of our children and grandchildren, and I am running because New Mexicans need jobs. This State deserves a Land Commissioner that understands that optimizing the responsible use of our natural resources is how we put money into our permanent fund for education and create opportunities for industries to add private sector jobs.
As a New Mexico businessman and rancher, I have the right mix of real world business experience as well as respect for the land and its resources. We must both optimize New Mexico’s resources as well as protect these trust lands for future generations. My opponent’s extreme environmental stance will continue to cause forest overgrowth that leads to devastating fires and their resulting floods, loss of watersheds to private land owners and their ranching needs, and his support of federal land grabs that add private and state owned land to the federal taxpayers, also affecting every citizen’s pocketbook.
It is my honor to run for this office, and it will be my honor to serve all the citizens of the state of New Mexico.
My wife, Robin, and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary this year along with the arrival of our second granddaughter. We ranch between Capitan and Roswell, New Mexico and live about 45 miles from the closest town or grocery store.
Our three children all graduated from New Mexico State University. Our son, A. Blair Dunn, is an attorney and lives with his wife Beky in Albuquerque. Our daughter, Dr. Jamie Dunn, practices optometry at UNM Hospital. Our youngest is Jed Dunn, a soil specialist with National Resources Conservation Service, who lives with his wife Colleen in Wessington Springs, South Dakota.
I look forward to the campaign trail as chance to meet and talk about the future with my fellow New Mexicans and the opportunity to serve the people of New Mexico. I pledge to bring honesty and character back to the State Land Office.