I am currently serving as the State Representative for District 3 in the eastern part of San Juan County. New Mexico has a citizen legislature, which means that legislators do not receive a salary. The New Mexico Legislature is in session for 60 days in the odd numbered years, 30 days in the even numbered years and special sessions at the call of the Governor. The rest of the time we live in our home districts and have normal jobs and careers.
I am a rancher specializing in grass fed beef; I have been running livestock in San Juan County for 30 years. That's my brand on the left. I live on my ranch northwest of Aztec with my wife Mary Catherine Curry Bandy MD (a dermatologist practicing in Farmington,NM). My four children Matthew, Robin, Lysandra, and Mary Beth have all started families of their own in Albuquerque, NM, Sebastopol, CA, Nederland, CO, and Aztec, NM. I have eight grandsons: Joshua, Harlan, Benjamin, Skylar, Alec, Malcolm, Westley, and Rauri.
This is my sixth term in the New Mexico House Of Representives. I am deeply honored to represent the citizens of House District 3 in eastern San Juan County. I would like to tell you a little about myself and what I have done in my life that has prepared me to represent the citizens of the third district in theNew Mexico House of Representatives.
CollegeUniversity of Houston and University of Texas, Austin
ManagerBlue Mountain Farmers Co-Op, Dove Creek, CO
CoordinatorRegion 9 Community Services, Cortez, CO
Rancher30 years Sheep and Cattle Ranching in San Juan County, NM
SenatorWestern Colorado Congress
VestrymanSaint John's Episcopal Church, Farmington, NM
PresidentSan Juan Basin Livestock Association
TreasurerSan Juan Soil and Water Conservation District
I am a conservative Republican. I believe in lower taxes, less intrusive, more efficient government, and traditional values. I represent these principles in Santa Fe.