State Rep. Christine Chandler addresses local Rotarians April 19 at their regular weekly meeting at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Linda Hull
BY LINDA HULL
Rotary Club of Los Alamos
In early April, before filling her summer calendar with more legislative work on behalf of her constituents in District 43, New Mexico State Rep. Christine Chandler graciously found time to speak with the Rotary Club of Los Alamos about the 2022 Legislative Session.
“It was an extraordinary session,” began Rep. Chandler as she explained that this year’s session, falling in an even numbered year, was only 30 days long. Its fast pace began in mid-January and ended in February, although a very brief special session was held in April. She addressed the main topics considered in the session, highlighting the State budget, taxes, education, public safety, and consumer protection. Rep. Chandler also spoke about the bills she successfully sponsored and co-sponsored and explained the changes made in re-districting based upon the results of the 2020 census and the changes reflected statewide in population distribution.
Rep. Chris Chandler is completing her second term as State Representative for House District 43, which currently includes all of Los Alamos County and parts of Sandoval and Santa Fe Counties. She chairs the House Taxation and Revenue Committee and is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and serves on multiple House committees.
Prior to her 2018 election to the New Mexico legislature, Rep. Chandler served two terms on the Los Alamos County Council and as the County’s probate judge. Rep. Chandler is retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory, having worked in the Office of the General Counsel. Chandler has law degrees from Boston College and Georgetown University Law Schools.
Los Alamos County has been her home for more than 25 years. She is married to George Chandler; they share their home with two shelter rescue dogs.
Rep. Chandler (D) is running unopposed for re-election this year. Her name will appear on the June primary and November general election ballots.