ALBUQUERQUE, NM, Feb. 26, 2018 – Mick Rich, a general contractor from Albuquerque, on Saturday accepted the New Mexico Republican Party’s nomination for U.S. Senate. Rich will face Dem. Sen. Martin Heinrich in the Nov. 6 midterm election.
“I am honored to be the Republican Party’s nominee,” Rich said. “And I am eager to replace Martin Heinrich in the U.S. Senate, and return common-sense Hard Hat values to Congress.”
Rich said his campaign is based on jobs. “New Mexico’s unemployment rate is still second-worst in the nation,” he said. “I am a proven job creator, and I know how to use federal policy to create good-paying jobs in New Mexico.”
State campaign chairman, Rick Lopez, said Rich’s message appeals not only to Republicans, but to all hard-working taxpayers. “When you’re hungry, you don’t debate philosophy,” Lopez said. “New Mexico is hungry for opportunity. Many traditional Democrats and Independents also will support Mick.”
Rich, 63, was born in the California Bay Area and received his civil engineering degree from Oregon State University. He moved to New Mexico in 1980 and founded a contracting business several years later. He and his wife, Marion, have four adult children.