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New Mexico Ethics Watch is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and a principal leader in ethics reform in New Mexico.  Our values are that ethics is for everyone; that good government leads to improved schools, healthier communities, and better business, and attention to ethics in public life leads to more equitable opportunities for all. We use multiple channels to advance ethics reform.  We produce groundbreaking reports recommending agency action and legislative reform; provide educational events, information and opportunities; act as a government watchdog – calling out unethical behavior and praising ethical actions; and expand the discussion about ethics in New Mexico.

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Kathleen Ann Sabo, Executive Director – Kathleen received her B.A. from Fordham University in New York City, and her J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.  A Connecticut native, Kathleen moved to New Mexico in 1991 and is a member of the New Mexico Bar.  Concentrating chiefly on legislative matters, she provided legislative analysis to the New Mexico State Senate Judiciary Committee (Sen. Michael Sanchez, Chair) and New Mexico Legislative Reports, and served as the Head Majority Analyst for the New Mexico State Senate.  Kathleen has been a long-time consultant to the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), performing legislative analysis and undertaking numerous special projects, including representing the AOC on a legislative task force and steering committee (2015’s SJM 4).  She has also consulted with New Mexico’s Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) and Tourism Department.  Kathleen served for many years as the host and producer of Albuquerque’s KUNM Public Radio’s weekly public affairs program, The KUNM Call-In Show – garnering a 2015 First Place Top of the Rockies award from the Society of Professional Journalists for General Broadcast Excellence, along with the broadcast team – as host and producer of public affairs and cultural special programs and election coverage on KUNM, and as an independent radio host and producer.  She also served as the Executive Director of Santa Fe’s Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, and has consulted with numerous entities on business, media, music and recording projects as the principal of Voice and Verse. She has taught as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico. Kathleen is an award-winning singer/songwriter and composer, and a writer of poetry and prose.  She is a mother of two who is an avid sports and exercise participant and coach, gardener, ocean and animal lover, and frequent and intrepid traveler throughout the U.S. and beyond.

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The Board of New Mexico Ethics Watch reflects NMEW’s commitment to a non-partisan approach to state ethics. The NMEW Board draws on the experience of individuals who have longstanding experience with ethics and good governance in the state.

Justice Richard Bosson (retired), Chair

Leon Howard

Daniel Yohalem

Margaret Shumbarger

Michael Barndollar

Phil Davis, Secretary

Al Green, Treasurer

Agnes Fuentevilla Padilla

Joleen Youngers

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