Carrie Hamblen

State Senate District 38

Being raised by a single parent, Carrie learned how to be resourceful and active. At the age of 13, she began volunteering as a swim instructor with the El Paso Parks and Recreation Department. Twice a day, for three hours, Carrie would teach small children how to swim at Veterans Park Pool. In 2012, Carrie became the CEO/President of the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce, an organization which focuses on creating support for local businesses and creating more awareness about sustainable communities. In addition to graduating from college with two Masters Degrees, it was marrying her wife, Char, in 2013 that was the most memorable moment in her life. After fighting for marriage equality for over a decade, Carrie and Char were the fifth couple to be granted a marriage license on August 21, 2013.


Forward Together Action endorses Carrie Hamblen for the New Mexico State Senate. Carrie is a trusted voice in Southern New Mexico, and as an Lesbian woman raised by a single mother, she will advocate for our communities to get the resources they need.
Adriann Barboa, NM Policy Director, Forward Together Action
Carrie es una persona que lucha por las personas del pueblo. Le da voz a los que no tienen voz y sabe las necesidades de Nuevo Mexico.

Carrie is a person who fights for the people of the community. She gives voice to those who do not have a voice and knows the needs of New Mexico.
Cecilia Piñon, FTA Doña Ana County Leader
Receiving the endorsement from Forward Together Action is an incredible honor. Receiving recognition for the work I have done for over 25 years, advocating and connecting our communities of color, our LGBTQI sisters and brothers and all of those in-between, and embracing the culture that has built our foundation, I share this endorsement with honor.
Carrie Hamblen, Candidate for Senate, District 38.

Election Day is Tuesday, June 2, 2020

You can register to vote any time up to the Saturday before Election Day. (From NM SOS site: Same-Day Voter Registration: If you wish to register to vote or update your existing registration you can do so only at your County Clerk’s office until the Saturday before the Election. (Section 1-4-5.7 NMSA 1978).)

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