Ben Ray Lujan

Jan Schakowsky

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE BEN RAY LUJAN, JR.

D-NEW MEXICO 3rd DISTRICT

VOTING RECORD: Project Vote Smart, GovTrack.us

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 6/7/1972

EDUCATION: New Mexico Highlands University, BA; University of New Mexico

OCCUPATION: Director of Administrative Services

RELIGION: Catholic

CAREER:

  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 3 NM, 2009-present
  • Director - Administrative Services, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Chief Financial Officer, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Deputy Treasurer, State of New Mexico

COMMITTEES:

  • Energy & Commers

ELECTED: 2008

 

ISRAEL


  • Supports a two-state solution 
  • Committed to the survival of Israel as a Jewish State
  • Signed onto the Hoyer-Cantor letter reaffirming the commitment to the 'unbreakable bond that exists between' the U.S. and the State of Israel
  • Supports the JCPOA - Iran Nuclear Treaty

 

CHOICE


  • Supports acccess to safe abortion and birth control
  • Opposes defunding Planned Parenthood
  • Has received a 100% rating from NARAL ProChoice America and Planned Parenthood
  • Believes women should have access to affordable health care services around the country

 

In His Own Words


“The special relationship the United States has with Israel means we have a critical role to play in the negotiation of a lasting peace settlement, and we must remain firm in our commitment to the safety and security of Israel.” 1 

"A nuclear-armed Iran is an unacceptable threat to the security of the United States, our allies, and the world. After an extensive review, I believe that supporting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action represents the only viable and responsible option to hold Iran accountable and to halt its pursuit of nuclear weapons." 2

SOURCES: 1) Albuquerque Journal  2) Project Vote Smart   

Interesting Facts


Was raised on a family owned farm in New Mexico

Was appointed head of the DSCC in 2015