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Artesia bank executive announces plans for state office


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ARTESIA — An Artesia resident has announced his candidacy for state office.

Jason Hessler is running for New Mexico State Treasurer on the GOP side. He has 19 years of experience in the financial services industry and is also an attorney and veteran.

In a press statement, Hessler said he has the knowledge, experience and discipline to manage the state’s finances.

“Our state treasurer needs to be a responsible steward of the state’s funds. There are many common-sense reforms that can move our state forward and will set us on a path toward fiscal prosperity,” said Hessler. “New Mexico needs a savvy fiduciary on its side. As state treasurer, I will protect and grow our assets to ensure the future of education and critical projects for our state.”

Hessler served in the Indiana Air National Guard and received the Indiana Commendation Medal.

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Hessler is also active in the Artesia community. Her served as chairman of the governing board of Artesia General Hospital. He’s also coached his son’s baseball team and is a member of the American Legion.

Hessler graduated from Purdue University before attending Indiana University School of Law where he received a Juris Doctor degree.

He lives in Artesia with his wife and three sons and is currently the senior vice president and trust division manager with an Artesia bank.

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