Rep. Christine Chandler/Courtesy photo
LWV NEWS RELEASE
The League of Women Voters’ community event, Lunch with a Leader, will be next week on Thursday, May 19, from noon-1 p.m. via Zoom. Their leader will be NM State Representative for District 43, Christine Chandler. She grew up in New England, and graduated from Smith College and Boston College Law School. She is completing her second term in the NM Legislature.. With the newly-drawn district lines, District 43 includes all of Los Alamos, a southern part of Santa Fe County (La Cienega), and Sandoval County in the Jemez Valley area. Prior to her service in the House, Rep. Chandler was a Los Alamos County Councilor, Council Chair and Probate Judge. She has also volunteered on numerous local boards & commissions and is particularly proud of her long term membership of the Los Alamos League of Women Voters.
Rep Chandler is Chair of the House Taxation & Revenue Committee and serves on the House Judiciary Committee. During her tenure in the House Rep Chandler has successfully sponsored and co-sponsored a number of important pieces of legislation including the Healthy Workplaces Act (earned sick leave), the Working Families Tax Credit, the Child Income Tax Credit, and a more progressive Low Income Comprehensive Tax Credit. Rep Chandler’s policy focus has centered on issues of tax equity and income, and as well as worker protection and support. She also has a strong environmental voting record, and is considered a champion of unions.