SCC Candidate Statements
Priscilla Abeyta (Female)
I have lived in Canada de Los Alamos area all my life and I have lived the hardships of most of the people here. I want to represent and fight for them.
Timothy Beauchamp (Male)
I’ve worked in progressive politics since the 1990s. My gay-bashing case in Tulsa, OK and past partner’s testimony helped pass the “Matthew Shepard -James Byrd Hate Crimes Law”
A poem I wrote on a submarine in 1988 during the Cold War called: “Sub Sailors Views on Glasnost” was published and displayed in a submarine mockup in the Cold War submarine exhibit in the Smithsonian American History museum. I’m a graduate of the Naval Nuclear Engineering School.
I’m a 100% service-connected veteran suffering from PTSD and other mental health issues.
My husband, Charlie, and I, including their mother, Connie, have raised two successful children. Our daughter, Sarah, has a family in Denver and our son, Parker, and his wife, Casi, are serving overseas in the Air Force.
I’m a volunteer janitor at the homeless shelter, Pete’s Place. Of possible interest, my late father is a major league baseball player, Jim Beauchamp and we are direct descendants of John Beauchamp or the Plymouth Company, Edmund Beauchamp of the Chesapeake Colony. Edmund helped establish the first District Court in Chesapeake as Court Clerk. Our cousins are James Beauchamp “Champ” Clark, Speaker of the House of Reps in 1911-1918, and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen in Maryland.
Jodi Dionne (Female)
I am a lifelong Democrat along with my entire family. I am currently the Treasurer for the Santa Fe County Democrats as well as for Ward 1C. As a small business owner, I have the time and WILL SHOW UP!
I’m running to be on the SCC as a way to contribute to achieving a good outcome in what looks to be a challenging election cycle. I’ve been in New Mexico for 11 years now, registered as a Democrat and supporting progressive candidates, but haven’t done anything beyond voting (regularly), donating to campaigns (occasionally), and canvassing (once). I’m looking for ways to get engaged.
I am a former assistant attorney general and am currently in private practice. I am committed to working to support Democratic candidates who are dedicated to materially improving the lives of New Mexicans through ethical public service.
As the Chair for Ward 5A, I believe in the NM Democratic Party’s vision for a better community, state, and country. Democrats deliver through service and living their values. As a progressive activist and organizer, I want to do my part to build a better future for my community and state. Our democracy hangs in the balance this year. Now more than ever we need to take action to expand and support our growing Democratic party. Being a member of the State Central Committee would help me amplify my skills and service to do more for the Party in this critical midterm election year.
In the past several years I have entered and continue to increase my active participation in political affairs, especially those regarding Santa Fe County and all of northern New Mexico. Most recently I have served as the Campaign Treasurer for Joseph Maestas for three campaigns, including his successful election to the PRC. Through working on Joe’s campaigns, I have gained a significant appreciation for the hard work that so many undertake to preserve our democracy at the grassroots level and especially for progressive positions that are our Democratic Party.
I now wish to further increase my active participation and support our New Mexico Democratic Party by actively running for the State Central Committee.
My great, great grandfather, Pedro Vigil was a janitor who could not read or write but knew the value of getting involved. I trust in his wisdom to tackle getting involved as well.