BY DAVID HAMPTON
Candidade For Position 5
UNM-LA Advisory Board
My name is David Hampton and I’m running for the University of New Mexico Advisory Board, Position 5.
I’ve lived in Los Alamos County since 1998 and retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2017. Since then I’ve become involved in many local boards and other activities and have developed a passion for building community.
I’m currently serving as the President of the Los Alamos Cooperative Market Board, Treasurer of the Los Alamos Retirement Community Board, and Co-Chair of the County Parks and Recreation Board.
I started attending the UNM-LA Advisory Board meetings in May of 2019 and have a good knowledge base about Board activities and University operations. I have the demonstrated commitment to see board service through, and the passion to make a positive impact to UNM-LA’s future.
At its inception, Los Alamos County residents voted to support UNM-LA with their property taxes, providing 30% of UNM-LA’s budget. This investment benefits our county in many ways, including free classes for Los Alamos High School and home school students. By taking classes at UNM-LA, our high school aged students can earn high school and college credits concurrently, giving them enormous advantages, whether in jump-starting higher academic education or completing vocational education earlier. Some of our high school students have graduated from high school and received their AA at the same time! That’s 2 years of free college education, thanks to the foresight of our community!
If you elect me, I promise to support the following activities:
1. Build and expand programs supporting local needs; vocational and well as academic.
2. Increase local availability of 4-year degrees, building on the currently available Mechanical Engineering degree.
3. Build and expand relationships with other local entities.
Thank you, and I appreciate your support. Early voting starts on October 5th and finishes on November 2nd. If you prefer to vote absentee, you can pick up applications at the County Clerk’s Office, call and request them by mail, or visit www.NMVote.org. The County will start mailing them out on October 5th.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org