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Leo Jaramillo and his family

I’m a native son of the Española Valley and a proud alumnus of Española Valley High School. Upon high school graduation, I attended the University of New Mexico, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Journalism and a Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum Design and Instructional Leadership from the College of Santa Fe. I also had the opportunity to work as a news writer/producer for KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque and as a middle school teacher in Belen prior to returning to the Española Valley.

Since 2003, I have been employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) where I have served as a professional staff assistant, communication specialist, training specialist, recruiter, financial analyst, and most recently, Operations Staff Manager.​

I have always had the desire and passion to give back to my community and have done so wholeheartedly throughout the years with integrity and compassion. My life has always been guided by my passion for service and ethical leadership.

I’m excited and honored to be running for re-election as your District 5 State Senator so that I can continue to advocate for northern New Mexicans.