TRACY PERRY

DEMOCRAT FOR STATE SENATE DISTRICT 38

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Tracy Perry was born in Freeport, Texas and moved to Alamogordo, New Mexico where she attended elementary, middle and high school. During her time at Alamogordo High School, Tracy excelled at both school and sports and received over 10 scholarship offers to play softball.

Tracy is a single mom of three – Madison (11 years old) Dustin (15 years old) and Makaylee (17 years old) who all attend public school in Las Cruces. In addition to being a single mom, Tracy is a cancer survivor (8 years in remission), which she says has helped give her the strength to be the person she is today. Her strength comes from the obstacles that she has overcome, which is why she believes that we are stronger when we work together.

In her early 20’s, Tracy began her work with children and adults with disabilities. As a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) she developed a passion for working in the healthcare industry as well as working with individuals with disabilities. Her passion for this work has led to a career in the field of developmental disabilities, where she has held jobs as a Job coach, certified employment specialist, billing specialist and service coordinator for adults with disabilities. She is now CEO of Direct Therapy Services which was founded for serving the needs of individuals on the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver as well as the MiVia Waiver and currently provides jobs for over 300 people. Tracy has overseen the expansion of specialized medical services to rural parts of the State that were previously unavailable. As CEO, Tracy has overseen tremendous successes, including a supports waiver for individuals on the waitlist and $10,000,000 of new money to help take people off of the DDW list.

Tracy has been involved and active in her communities, both in Dona Ana and Otero Counties. She sat on the special deputy’s sheriff commission in Dona Ana County. Tracy was recently vetted by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to sit on the ACQ board (Advisory Council on Quality), and is also chair a subcommittee for the ACQ. She sits on many state committees for shareholders on policy, and is the chair for a therapy provider network. Tracy is also an internationally certified electronic search specialist for Project Lifesaver.

"I’m running for State Senate because I do listen, I am a regular person who has experienced the real struggles of life, I am a fighter who won't give up or take no for an answer, and I have the people's best interest at heart. I will work to create an open government where everyone has a right to have their vote heard."

– Tracy Lynn Perry

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Issues


Expanding Access to Healthcare

The first thing I do as your State Senator is to protect women’s access to reproductive rights. It’s time to repeal New Mexico’s outdated law that criminalizes providers for protecting women’s rights.

I believe it’s time to expand access to healthcare for EVERYONE – we have a unique opportunity to carry the Health Securities Act in order to add doctors in rural areas, expand access to Medicare, and  give Veterans better access to the V.A.

Finally, I believe we need to have an end of life option. I support SB 193 from the 2019 session to give a humane option to suffering adults

Creating a Better Public Education

I’m a single mother of 3 – and I see the ups and downs of public education in New Mexico. If New Mexico is ever going to catch up – we need to invest in Early Childhood Education. I fully support an amendment to give voters the option of investing money from the Land Grant Permanent Fund to help our most valuable resource – our children.

Recently, our teachers were awarded a pay raise at levels 1, 2, and 3 – but we still have work to do. Educators across the board still deserve raises so we can treat them as the professionals they are. I support higher wages in New Mexico for teachers, educational assistants, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and all other educators who are so influential in our children’s lives.

Finally, I want to bring after-school and anti-bullying programs to the state. Our kids should feel safe before, during, and after school. Every child deserves a quality educational experience, regardless of their zip code.

Protecting Our Environment

In Las Cruces, and all throughout New Mexico, we love our public lands. I want to protect them for all New Mexicans while taking on the greatest existential threat of our lifetime – climate change. I have a plan to protect our environment while jump-starting our economy by:

  • Establishing stringent methane emission standards to reduce pollution and waste
  • Incentivizing energy efficiency and solar projects in low-income communities
  • Investing in public transportation
  • Promoting Water Conservation while restoring the Rio Grande and keeping the Gila river wild and free

Creating an Economy that Works for Everyone

As the CEO of Direct Therapy Services, I have helped create hundreds of jobs in the private sector. I will take that experience to work with small business owners in the region and across the State to make sure that the lifeblood of our economy – small businesses – have the resources they need to thrive.

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