Pamela Herndon has been fighting on the front lines against the out of control crime in Albuquerque. She is fighting for our safety every day as a legislator. First she put $50 million in her crime package to establish a law enforcement officer recruitment fund. In the same omnibus crime package, progress was made by:
Pamelya Herndon is fed up with crime in Albuquerque and she won't give up until New Mexico is safer for everyone. To ensure Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office is able to operate at full capacity she funded the department with $2,362,500 to add additional officers this year.
When it comes to crime in Albuquerque, we’re all fed up. We should be able to live our lives without fear of falling victim to theft, assault, or worse, and Pamelya Herndon is making progress for us.
Pamelya voted to create the New Mexico Housing Trust Fund, which provides $25 million in ongoing funding to build affordable housing for low-and-moderate-income New Mexicans.
Pamela Herndon supports the second amendment and does not oppose gun ownership. She will defend the right for individuals to protect themselves and their family, while balancing the responsibility that comes with gun ownership. To wit, Pamelya introduced Bennie's Bill named after the 13-year-old Washington Middle School child murdered on the playground by a classmate with his father's unsecured gun. She strongly supports CAP (child access prevention) legislation and when re-elected will update the criminal code to impose penalties against adults who fail to safely secure firearms out of the reach of minors.
Senate Bill 12, sponsored by Senators Pinto, Lopez, and Rep. Pamelya Herndon, created a Missing Persons Specialist position in the Office of the Attorney General. Signed into law in 2022 this bill is dedicated to assisting with the investigation and prosecution of missing persons cases involving Indigenous persons believed to be victims pursuant to the Missing Persons Information and Reporting Act.
Representative Pamelya Herndon knows police officers play a big role in protecting us, and we need more of them out there to help fight theft and violent crime in Albuquerque. That’s why Pamelya sponsored the comprehensive crime laws that made police funding a priority. She created the Law Enforcement Recruitment Fund, which provides $50 million to pay for more than 300 new officers in New Mexico.