After seven years as a newspaper reporter and editor, I left behind a stable paycheck in May 2006 to follow a dream I’d been developing for years. I started the news Web site Heath Haussamen on New Mexico Politics, now more commonly called NMPolitics.net.
In the tradition of non-partisan journalism, NMPolitics.net aims to hold government and political leaders accountable through hard-hitting but fair reporting while also encouraging policy and political debate that promotes the common good.
Because of my work with NMPolitics.net, in 2011 the D.C. publication Politico named me one of 50 politicos across the nation “who will be a force to reckon with in the 2012 cycle.”
I keep my eyes open for other, unique opportunities to have a voice in the conversation about the role of government in our society. In recent years I have done stints as a reporter for the New Mexico Independent and a columnist for the Albuquerque Tribune and NewWest.net.
NMPolitics.net is one of the most widely read and talked about news web sites in the state and has been named by the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza as one of the best state politics blogs in the nation. But it needs your help: Click here to learn more about making a financial contribution to help keep NMPolitics.net going.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.