State Director , New Mexico Working Families Party
- Policy Change & Advocacy
As principal and founder of Fast Forward Consulting, and a Health Policy Fellow at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico, Eric puts his three decades of experience in economic development and public office toward collaborating with local governments, foundations and community leaders to promote redevelopment, create jobs and grow local businesses in some the state’s hardest hit communities. His research and consulting work focuses on redefining community health to include economic resiliency, vibrancy and diversity. Eric served as an Albuquerque City Councilman, Assistant Cabinet Secretary for Economic Development, and a State Senator for four years. For four years, before leaving to run for Congress, he ran the largest and most active research and policy organization focusing on children and families, New Mexico Voices for Children.