We are defined by our core values.
For Maurreen Skowran, candidate for Albuquerque’s District 8 City Council seat, two of those defining values are a can-do attitude and a commitment to service to country and community.
She learned the value of a can-do attitude as a young child overcoming a crippling bone disease. Through those years of hospitalization, traction, a brace, and poor mobility, Maurreen’s mom repeatedly told her, You can do anything, if you want to bad enough. Sure enough, she learned to walk and jump and run again.
Maurreen recovered so completely that, as a 17-year-old who had just graduated from high school, she followed the family tradition of military service and joined the U.S. Marines. The Marine Corps was a place to serve and a place to hone that can-do attitude.
As a Marine, she specialized in aviation support, which included service with the presidential helicopter squadron. She left the Marines as an E-6, staff sergeant. In the following years, she worked in a variety of jobs, including stints working as an educational assistant helping kids learn math, and assisting in a group home for the mentally disabled.
She moved to New Mexico to help her then-retired Air Force dad overcome lung cancer. And after living in three foreign countries – Japan, Germany, and the Philippines – and 12 states, she found a permanent home in Albuquerque.
Maurreen returned to school, graduating from CNM and then UNM with a degree with honors in geography. Today she is a data analyst at UNM’s Geospatial and Population Studies. Her analyses help reduce DWIs and prevent traffic crashes. She also is an informal flag inspector, alerting businesses and organizations when their tattered flags need replacing. She lives with her wife, Sandra, and cat, Xena, in an apartment in the Northeast Heights.
Watching the city she has come to love struggle, Maurreen realized that it’s time for a change. Motivated by her core values – a can-do attitude and service to country and community – Maurreen offers fresh, responsive, energetic leadership to combat the crime and violence that characterize the 12-year tenure of the current District 8 city councilor.
The city of Albuquerque – and District 8 – need a city councilor with a can-do attitude. We need Maurreen Skowran.
You can help elect Maurreen Skowran:
• by helping her qualify for public financing by contributing $5 from your personal funds at https://www.cabqcleancampaign.org/candidate/view/s-maurreen-skowran if you are a registered voter in District 8 no later than May 31.
• by volunteering to help obtain the 425 contributions of $5 each she needs by May 31.
To volunteer, contact email@example.com. If you don’t get a response within 24 hours, contact Maurreen directly at 903-9405. Responsiveness starts now!