Floyd Trujillo to run for Santa Fe County Commission
Floyd J. Trujillo has announced his candidacy for the Santa Fe County Commission District 5 seat. Floyd is a native Santa Fean with more than 20 years of experience working in Information Technology and management across public and private sectors. Floyd has served on the Turquoise Trail Charter School Governance Council for more than 18 years, and is currently Council President as well as President of the school’s Foundation, which he co-founded in 2003.
Floyd plans to focus on improving educational opportunities for all of Santa Fe's children. He also plans to focus on infrastructure projects impacting District 5 and all of Santa Fe County.
"One of the lessons that I have learned in working with local governments is the power of bringing people and organizations together in order to collaboratively make positive changes. I want to build on the County's successes and enhance partnerships – with the cities in the County, as well as the State, in order to ensure that we are meeting the community’s needs.” As President of Turquoise Trail Floyd has worked hard to ensure that all students, no matter their social economic status have the opportunity to learn in a safe, innovative, and vibrant space. Floyd also wants to make sure that the County has its own “Green New Deal” for all Santa Feans, and he has been working to implement strategies for the school to be more energy neutral by adopting solar technologies to run the school more sustainably.
As a Commissioner, Floyd plans to spend significant time meeting with constituents in order to understand the needs and issues of Santa Fe County.
“In a time when trust in the government is at an all-time low, I strongly believe that the most important skill for elected officials is the ability to listen to people in order to truly understand what they are most concerned about. This is critical in order to build the trust of their elected officials. I plan to meet with as many constituents as possible so that I can represent my community to the best of my ability.”
Floyd and his wife Brenda have 3 children, Daniel, Alex, and Eric. Floyd has lived in the District 5 community for more than 40 years. He is currently the Director of Information Technology for the New Mexico Finance Authority, a position he has held for over five years.