Republican Angie Spears will run for state senate in District 7, which includes Curry, Quay and Union counties.
She pledged to revoke legislation that grants driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants and that opposes tax increases to promote private sector job growth.
Spears said she will prioritize education reform and ending social promotion and backs merit-based pay increases for teachers. Spears serves as the clinical director for TeamBuilders Counseling Services, one of the state’s largest non-profit children’s behavioral healthcare providers.
Spears has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southwest Missouri State University and a master’s degree in counseling from Eastern New Mexico University.
Republican Clinton D. Harden of Clovis currently holds the position.