Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, announced Monday her intention to run for re-election in District 42.
Kernan has represented District 42 for five years. The district consists of Lea County and also parts Curry, Roosevelt, Chaves and Eddy counties.
Kernan’s legislative priorities include improving education, providing fair and balanced funding to the schools and improving access to health care, she said.
“I look forward to continuing my work for the residents of District 42 by responding to their needs and concerns,” Kernan said. “I appreciate their past support and will strive to continue to earn that support in the future.”
New Mexico senators serve for four years. The state primary election will be June 3. The general election is Nov. 4.