WASHINGTON, June 22, 2017 – Addressing a legislative breakfast today for the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) immediately prior to Vice President Mike Pence, Mick Rich, candidate for U.S. Senate, blamed New Mexico’s problems on “politicians who care more about their own careers than doing what’s right for the people who elected them.
“If we keep electing career politicians to represent us, we will never get ahead,” Rich said.
He cited a recent poll showing that 73 percent of New Mexicans believe the state is on the wrong track.
“We need more members of Congress who believe in free enterprise, smaller government, and fewer taxes and regulations. Simply put: Congress needs men and women who are comfortable wearing a hard hat, who find dignity in work,” Rich said.
Rich said that as Senator, his priorities will be to ensure America’s security and to help businesses flourish so they can create more jobs.
“Business, not government, moves this country forward,” Rich said, pointing to his work with ABC’s New Mexico chapter to establish a construction trade apprentice program. Rich has been a member of ABC New Mexico for three decades, and has served on its board of directors.
“For hard-working taxpayers who want America to succeed: I will be your voice in Washington,” Rich said, and repeated his pledge to serve no more than two terms in the U.S. Senate.
Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association of 21,000 members. Rich’s speech was part of ABC’s legislative week, designed to educate Congress about the issues that affect the construction industry and to showcase how its members create jobs and boost America’s economy.