Meet Brian

Deep Roots in Santa Fe

Brian grew up in Santa Fe and ran for the State House because he wants his kids to be able to raise their families here. He has been active in making our community a better place to live, following a long family tradition of service. In fact, his great-grandfather was a Santa Fe County delegate to the 1912 New Mexico Progressive Party convention. Today, Brian lives with his wife Kelly and daughters Cameron and Sidney in the house where he grew up.

A Commitment to Public Service

Brian received a bachelors degree in diplomacy and public service from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. This education has helped Brian further develop his natural skills as an effective leader, negotiator, and consensus builder. While in Washington, Brian worked in the White House for President Bill Clinton and on President Clinton's 1996 reelection campaign. After serving in the White House, Brian worked at the United States Treasury Department and then moved to the office of Congressman Tom Udall.

In Congressman Udall's office, Brian's proudest moment was working with the congressman to build support against the PATRIOT Act. Even though it was unpopular to oppose President Bush in the immediate aftermath of the September 11th attacks, Brian helped Congressman Udall fight a bill that people now recognize was an abuse of power and an attack on our civil rights.

Effective Leadership for Santa Fe

After working for Congress, Brian returned to New Mexico to study Law at UNM. Immediately after receiving his law degree, Brian returned to the Santa Fe home where he grew up and began practicing water law. Focusing his legal career on water issues has prepared Brian to tackle one of the toughest problems we face in New Mexico: ensuring that we have a clean and reliable source of water for generations to come. Brian is proud to call Santa Fe his home and is proud to have started his family here with Kelly. He is committed to working year-round to protect the traditions people in this area hold dear and to create a sustainable community, so that our children and our children's children can raise their families here.

A Commitment to Progressive Values

Brian has been a member of the Santa Fe County Democratic Party's Central Committee and the State Party's Central Committee since 2002. He was also a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2004 with House Speaker Ben Lujan. Brian has worked hard to make sure the Democratic Party continues to be strong in New Mexico, and he is committed to the Party's core values of equality, fairness, and accountability.