Why I’m Running for U.S. Senate

I’m Mick Rich, and I’m running for the U.S. Senate.  I’m not a career politician. I’m an outsider and a proven job creator.

From the time I was in grade school, I wanted to build big things. I worked my way through college in construction and started my own company here in New Mexico.

Along the way learning Hard Hat Values.

What are Hard Hat Values? Always do your best work.  Use teamwork for every job. And do what it takes to get the job done.

Thirty-five years ago, I chose to start my construction business in New Mexico because I loved the beauty of this state and the character of its people, and I knew I could make a difference here. This is where my wife, Marion, and I chose to make our home and raise our family.

With the help of Marion and our four children, along with the efforts of scores of skilled and dedicated employees, I have helped to build communities around our state.

New Mexico’s strongest resource is you and me, the people. People who work hard, treat one another with respect, and do what it takes to get the job done. We care for others and take pride our in our lives. That’s Hard Hat Values.

Recently, like you, I’ve seen New Mexico emptying out. I see young people leaving the state for jobs elsewhere – two of our four children among them. Now even business leaders are giving up hope and moving away. Many of our cities and towns are not safe. The list of our state’s problems is long.

One of New Mexico’s senators is an example of the problem. Martin Heinrich has betrayed the people of New Mexico. In his nine years in Washington D.C., he consistently has put his personal political ambitions above the needs of our state.

I stand in contrast to Martin Heinrich, because I believe at the end of the day, we will be measured by how well we serve the people around us.

I believe in America. I believe in New Mexico. I know the road ahead is long and hard. But I am a get-it-done guy. And with the support of the great people of our state, we can and will improve the lives of our children and neighbors.

As your – New Mexico’s – senator, I will put on my Hard Hat and work to create good-paying jobs that support families. I will get this job done. New Mexicans will never again be taken for granted by out-of-touch career politicians like Martin Heinrich.

Together, we can change Congress for the better. Join me, and Send a Hard Hat to Washington.