Ask Your Abuelita
“WHY ARE YOU THE BEST CANDIDATE?”
I’ve been asked this question frequently on the campaign trail and my first reaction is that humility is important.
My record of education, experience and accomplishments speak for themselves and so I’m not inclined to brag and boast as others might be. If you’re reading this now, I’ll infer you’re an intelligent fellow Santafesino (or Santafesina) and concerned citizen who is doing their homework. So, I encourage you to review my CV below and the list of articles offered on this page that share my thoughts, ideas and values.
Akin to my belief that I am happy to simply be a human like everyone else, is my ability to connect with others and understand people. With over 30 years of experience as a writer, communications and engagement professional, and community builder, I’ve honed skills such as—listening to and taking genuine interest in others – that help me connect and serve our community best.
In addition to a lifetime commitment to community service most of my adult life, my commitment to promoting social and environmental justice, as well as cultural diversity and racial equity is supported by a Masters in International Public Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy from Columbia University, and a BA in International Cultural Studies and Cultural Anthropology from UCLA.
Currently, I am a fellow in the Culture of Health Leadership Institute for Racial Equity, an 18-month program supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to enable fellows to work on local issues. Also, for over 10 years I served on the leadership teams and as a best practice consultant for all of the employee resource groups at a Fortune 100 company, where I was an employee for 23 years. This included our Pride, Disability, African-American, Latino, Veterans and Women’s groups.
For three years I served on the boards of the homeless shelter and human rights commission in our former hometown in New York, and here in Santa Fe I served on the Turquoise Trail Charter School Board of Governance for two years. During that time I also had a fellowship on educational reform in New Mexico through Excellence in Schools.
In the spring of 2023, I also served on the inaugural advisory committee of New Mexico’s Economic Development Department’s Healthy Food Financing Fund, which aims to increase food security and fresh food access for all New Mexicans.
I am also an artist, farmer, father of five, and a small business owner - this rich experience provides me with insights and the ability to understand mi gente, my fellow citizens of Santa Fe, in turn giving me better insight into our community’s needs as a prospective board member.
Moreover, I am a first generation American, New Mexican, college graduate, farmer, and now …electoral candidate. That’s a lot of firsts for me, but I have been fortunate enough over the last 55 years to have had a solid foundation of support from my Hispanic family and heritage.
Most importantly, and most relevant - is that I am grateful to have been given a Step Up in Life - through higher education.
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“ASK YOUR ABUELITA”
October 11, 2023
Mi abuelita con mijito - my dear late grandmother, Domitila, with my first born, Enzo, in 1999. We will welcome her back on El Dia de los Muertos, so that she may celebrate Enzo's upcoming wedding a week later.
Click photos below to see Lorenzo with his family, friends, community and farm!
Candidacy Press Release
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Santa Fe Community College Board Campaign Financial Disclosure for Candidate Lorenzo Dominguez