Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Doug Turner has picked up the endorsement of Forbes Magazine CEO and financial expert Steve Forbes
“I am proud to endorse Republican candidate Doug Turner for governor,” Forbes said. “Doug knows how to manage and grow a successful business and is the type of leader who will work hard to get New Mexico back on track.”
Forbes, who has known Turner for a decade, said he is impressed with the Albuquerque public relations agency owners' "hard work ethic and commitment to doing thing the right way for the right reasons."
"New Mexico needs a leader who is honest, conservative and fiscally responsible. Doug is that leader," Forbes said. "He has a proven track record in both the public and private sectors and will bring fresh ideas to New Mexico’s government. Doug's experience as a community leader and small businessman make him exactly the kind of Governor New Mexico needs right now. He's not a career politician and I can’t think of anyone else better to get the job done."
Forbes said he is supporting Turner because, "Doug will clean up Santa Fe, slash the size of state government and put an end to the wasteful spending that is bankrupting New Mexico."
Forbes currently serves on the boards of The Heritage Foundation and The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and has been monitoring the nation's economic woes.
“Our nation is facing hard economic times right now, and we need the kind of leaders who believe in American initiative and enterprise.” Forbes added, “New Mexico is in the same boat, and needs someone like Doug Turner who knows what it takes to help our businesses prosper and create jobs.”