Haley says she’s tired of the grandstanding efforts of politicians on both sides of the aisle and she’d like an opportunity to create unity on the county commission. “The lack of civility doesn’t benefit anyone.” Haley believes people deserve respect, even if she disagrees with opinions presented. “I have the strength to work well with others and I’m willing to make every attempt to accept everyone’s ideas.”
New to Lincoln County’s political field, Haley was born in Colorado and moved to Boise, Idaho when she was three years of age. Her dad was a long-distance trucker and gave Haley a sense of personal responsibility. “I grew up in the west where people learn to take care of themselves.” A Carrizozo resident for six years, her professional background deals with property management, small business ownership and was an Idaho state employee working with child support enforcement.
Wife of John Haley, mother of three and grandmother of eight, Haley says she knows the value of providing a safe and civil place for children to grow. “I will look out for the most vulnerable; the elderly, young, poor and sick.”
“Except for obvious issues which would damage our county, I’ll listen to those who elected me and vote the way the majority wants. If someone gives me sufficient data or reasons and makes a good case, I could change my mind on issues.” If elected, Haley says she will be a representative of her constituents.
Haley understands the stress of unemployment. Her husband was unemployed and searched for work for two years. She says she knows the value of creating an environment of a job-healthy economy. “I’d like to see ENMU-R partner with vocational-technical schools and utilize our facility for better purposes.” She recently spoke with ENMU-R’s president, Clayton Alred to become aware of the university’s issues, and to present possibilities for collaboration.
Wanting to make “Lincoln County a better place to live for all of us,” Haley says she has the desire and initiative to assume county leadership on the commission.