Bengie Regensberg, a Mora County Democrat, has announced his candidacy for District 68 state representative. The district includes Mora, Colfax, Guadalupe, San Miguel and Taos counties.
He previously held that position until he lost to Hector Balderas in 2004. The District 68 seat is now held by Democrat Thomas Garcia, who took the position after Balderas became state auditor.
Regensberg said he offers many years of experience in public service.
“With your help and support, I will be your next state representative and will work hard for all of New Mexico,” he said.
Regensberg is a general building contractor. He is owner and operator of LB Regensberg Construction and Truss Manufacturing. He has more than two decades of building experience. As a contractor, he has employed several people from the surrounding area. He said his years of experience have familiarized him with all aspects of business operations and management.
Regensberg has served as state representative (2000-04), Mora County Democratic chairman, regional vice chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico and on the New Mexico State Judicial Council. His involvement in state and party organization has given him the opportunity to represent Mora County and northern New Mexico at the state level.
As the next state representative, Regensberg said he would focus on many important issues, including job growth, law enforcement, education and health care. Because education is one of his priorities, he said he believes that the state must provide quality education to children and provide better teacher pay to be competitive with other states.
He said he would fight to increase funding for law enforcement to better protect citizens. Regensberg said he plans to visit with as many people as possible during his campaign.