NEW MEXICO— Republican candidate for New Mexico Governor, Sandoval County Commissioner Jay Block, was endorsed by Eddy County Sheriff Mark Cage this week. Block announced the endorsement on Facebook with the following.

Sheriff Mark Cage had this to say about Block, “I invite my friends and supporters to come meet the next Governor of New Mexico. Jay and I will be at the municipal conference room (behind the municipal golf course clubhouse) at 4:30 in the afternoon this Friday the 21st.”

Cage continued, “Jay is a good friend of mine whom I support without reservation. Please come and meet him for yourself and see why I am voting for him!” 

“I am honored to have Sheriff Cage endorse my candidacy for Governor,” Block stated, “He is a well respected Sheriff across the state and understands the issues facing law enforcement and how to protect our people. Our views line up very closely and that’s why he is supporting my campaign. He knows I have been on the side of the Blue and the people. He supports my policy initiatives when it comes to law enforcement.” 

“I thank my friend Mark for his endorsement and trust that as Governor, I will continue to support these heroes and do everything in my power to protect the public from criminals.” Concluded Block.

About Commissioner Jay Block

Jay served for well over 20 years as a nuclear weapons officer, volunteered for a combat tour in Afghanistan, commanded twice on foreign soil representing our country, and finally retired in 2016 as a Lt Col. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2016 from Kirtland AFB, NM. He fell in love with New Mexico and decided to stay in Rio Rancho. Due to his vast experience working in the Air Force nuclear enterprise, Jay started a second career as a nuclear weapons consultant leading teams and conducting business development.

Jay decided to continue to serve his community after his military service by running for Sandoval County Commissioner in 2016. Jay was the first Republican to win his district’s seat on the Sandoval County Commission and he was re-elected in 2020. On the Commission, Jay focused on economic development, illegal dumping, ethics, passed a 2nd Amendment sanctuary county resolution, sponsored and passed the first-ever Right to Work ordinance at the county level, and focused on public safety. He is the first Commissioner in the history of the county to receive union endorsements from both the Firefighters and Sheriff’s Deputies.

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