Students from Southern New Mexico Learn About the Legislature with Rep. Rudy Martinez as Mentor

Students from Southern New Mexico Learn About the Legislature with Rep. Rudy Martinez as Mentor

House Speaker invites students to get hands-on experience at the New Mexico Legislature at Inaugural Speaker’s Table

Santa Fe, NM - Today, the Speaker of the House Brian Egolf hosted the inaugural Speaker’s Table, a program for students from across the state to visit the Roundhouse and learn about the legislative process through hands-on participation. Rep. Rudy Martinez (D-Silver City) mentored the students, guiding them through committee preparation.

“Working with the students from Las Cruces was a pleasure. Our youth are the future of our state and, as my constituents, I was delighted to hear what they had to say and to be their mentor for the day,” said Rep. Rudy Martinez (D-Silver City).

Students participated in mock committee hearings, floor proceedings, and worked with their mentor Representatives to present testimony in front of an actual legislative committee.

Loren R. Cushman, Superintendent of Animas Public Schools, was glad students from Animas Public Schools could participate and stated, “Seeing the legislative process at work and having the opportunity to present at committee was a great experience! The students are already asking when they can come back.”