Dr Gavin Clarkson is a Constitutional Law Scholar who graduated from Harvard Law School and worked as an NMSU College Professor who was hired for his professional expertise. As a politically informed individual, I started to learn of Gavin’s campaign for U.S. Senate from the perspective of an Elisa Martinez supporter. I supported Elisa Martinez’s campaign after attending her campaign kick-off event in November 2019.
Over the course of the days, weeks and months after the Republican Nominating Convention in March 2020, it became clear to me that Dr. Clarkson had the professional expertise and experience from working in the Trump Administration to be a strong and capable advocate for New Mexicans’ most pressing “kitchen table” concerns. His plans, such as “Frack China,” which will hold China responsible for economic damages caused by COVID-19, could only come from someone with a Constitutional Law background and professional experience to understand the nuances and complexities of this issue.
Gavin understands the common man in New Mexico. Gavin continually demonstrates his concern for “The People” of New Mexico, who are labeled as “selfish” for wanting to get back to work in a responsible manner. I personally witnessed Dr. Clarkson give two speeches on Fundamental Rights and the U.S. Constitution at Freedom Rallies in Santa Fe and Belen, New Mexico. Listening to Gavin’s speeches and discussing politics with Gavin, it’s clear his encyclopedic knowledge on a number of topics, and during his time at New Mexico State University as a professor, he published more than the rest of the Business Law Faculty combined. Gavin is married to an incredibly polished and affable woman who reminds me of Ivanka Trump, the “First Daughter” of the United States.
The more that Elisa Martinez supporters and Mark Ronchetti’s Campaign attempt to “dig up dirt” to slander Dr. Clarkson, the more that he comes out shining. Three examples come to mind. First, in a mailer, Ronchetti’s team labeled him a “liberal professor” If Mr. Ronchetti, who is also seeking the Republican Primary nomination for US Senate for unknown reasons, were to attend a freedom rally with us “common folk,” he would have heard Gavin’s speeches on the US Constitution and government overreach by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Second, in the same mailer, Mark Ronchetti’s campaign alleges that the “Trump Administration Forced Him Out.” In December 2019, Dr. Clarkson and his wife attended a Christmas party hosted by the US Department of Interior with his former boss in attendance, with a great photograph of the three of them publicly available on the “Gavin Clarkson for US Senate” Facebook page.
Third, on Mother’s Day–of all days–Elisa Martinez supporters attempted an “exposé” where they “discovered” (through a simple google search) that Gavin’s wife, Marina, is a Licensed Aesthetician in Arlington, Virginia. It seems to me that Gavin’s opponents now realize the support Gavin is receiving from across New Mexico and they are grasping at air.
Because of these qualities and more, Dr. Clarkson in the US Senate will ensure that New Mexicans concerns are heard in Washington D.C., but also that our constitutional rights are respected. We, the voters of New Mexico, must elect Dr. Gavin Clarkson as our next US Senator in order to ensure prosperity for the next generation.
Joaquin Roibal is the former Student Association President of New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico and graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Master’s of Science in Mining Engineering. A conservative activist and writer, Joaquin believes in a strong, independent and prosperous United States.
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