Albuquerque, NM – After being elected four years ago, Democrat State Senator Bill Soules didn’t start working on addressing the issues his voters elected him to address, instead he sponsored a resolution that would have adjusted the thermostat in the State House and made his life as a legislator more comfortable.
One of the first few bills Soules sponsored in the 2013 legislative session was House Memorial Resolution 57, which would have set the thermostat in the Roundhouse at 68 degrees during the winter months when the legislature is in session. In the resolution, Soules complains about the dress code at the legislature and the long hours he has to work. Thankfully, the Senate realized they had more important things on their plate than the comfort of Bill Soules and the resolution quickly died.
“We need Senators who go to Santa Fe to solve the important issues New Mexicans face, Bill Soules went to Santa Fe to complain about the thermostat,” said Republican Party of New Mexico Spokesman Tucker Keene. “When the voters elected Bill Soules in 2012 they had in mind that he’d focus on improving the economy, reducing crime and reforming our education system. His priorities are completely out of whack if he thinks that the temperature in the Roundhouse is one of the ten most important problems he could solve.”
Soules has failed to live up to the duties entrusted to him by the voters of SD-37. When he isn’t tinkering with the temperature, he’s doing the bidding of the teachers unions and blocking important reforms that would improve our schools in meaningful, substantial ways.
“When New Mexicans cast their votes this November, Bill Soules will be remembered for two things: His cynical shilling for the teachers unions that fund his campaigns and wasting the people’s time playing with the thermostat,” said Keene. “The people of SD-37 and New Mexico deserve better.”