Jarratt Applewhite, NM HD-50
Running for: New Mexico House District 50
Jarratt Applewhite is an independent candidate for New Mexico House District 50. He writes on his website:
I am running for District 50 in our State House of Representatives, to give voters an alternative to the dysfunctional two-party system that is degrading our democracy. I am a fence-mender and a bridge-builder who is disgusted by the hyper-partisan nature of our current politics.
Our natural instinct is to support each other. We’re hardwired to look for ways to cooperate and to collaborate. But when our lives become stressful or tense, we often end up working at cross purposes. Our elected officials are frequently at each others’ throats and the character of their dialogue creates divisions that ripple through our society. We would be far better off if they would devote as much energy to uniting us as they do to dividing us.