img_5831-final-public-safetyProtecting the people of New Mexico and providing a safe community for us to raise our families is another top priority for Sarah. As your State Representative, Sarah has sponsored and supported numerous pieces of legislation aimed at strengthening our state police force, increasing criminal penalties for crimes against children, and keeping violent criminals in jail and off our streets. Sarah specifically passed legislation that increases penalties for repeat drunk drivers, those who commit vehicular homicide while under the influence, and those who possess, distribute and/or manufacture child pornography.  Sarah also passed legislation to expand the state’s amber alert system, which requires alerts be sent via text message.  The expansion allows authorities to better disseminate – to a widespread audience in a timely manner – information about abducted children.  Sarah is committed to continuing to work across the aisle to make New Mexico a safer place to live, work and raise a family.