Mark Ronchetti lives in Albuquerque, where he and his wife, Krysty, are raising two young daughters. A proud New Mexican, Mark and Krysty want their children to be able to chase and realize their boldest dreams – right here, at home.
One of five children himself, Mark was raised by two loving parents. His father is a first-generation American who became an electrical engineer, and his grandfather came to the United States from Italy in the 1920’s unable to read or write. Throughout Mark’s childhood, his family impressed upon him that the promise of the American Dream is what makes the United States a truly great and unique country. Following the news was important, and there was no shortage of political conversations and disagreements around their (often loud) Italian family’s dinner table. He learned – and still believes – that America offers extraordinary opportunities to anyone who works hard in pursuit of their dreams and affords each generation the chance to make life better for the next one… just as his parents and grandparents had done for him and his brothers and sisters.
Mark graduated from Washington State University in 1996 and, after a stint working at a television station in Colorado, he moved to New Mexico in 1998 to work for a local station in Albuquerque. He became a certified meteorologist and went on to become the Chief Meteorologist for Albuquerque’s CBS-affiliated news station. Mark has had a successful career and has enjoyed the opportunity and privilege to talk with viewers across the state each night.
Like many, Mark believes that elected leaders in Congress too often put politics ahead of the people they represent. He’s running for the U.S. Senate to truly be New Mexico’s voice in the nation’s capital, where he will work to keep America strong and well-protected, preserve and grow New Mexico’s role in providing for our national defense, secure our southern border, and bring much-needed federal help in the daily fight against crime.
Mark is a conservative who also believes that taxes should be low and 2nd amendment rights should be protected. As a proud political outsider, he says New Mexico deserves a senator who has not been part of the problem in Washington, but a senator who will represent true New Mexican values.
Mark is ready to bring new leadership to Washington.
He supports all the President has done to energize America’s economy (driving unemployment to record lows), invest in our national laboratories and military bases, secure the border, and bring federal muscle into Albuquerque to tackle serious crime. And, he believes our state’s senators should work with the President – and with Republicans and Democrats alike in Congress – to build on these efforts, and stop obsessing over party politics.
Mark grew up with a strong Catholic faith, he is pro-life, and his family attends Sagebrush Church in Albuquerque. He says his faith is the indispensable foundation of his life.
Mark and his family enjoy spending time in the beautiful New Mexico outdoors. They like to hike, bike, camp, and ski, and their two huskies, Maverick and Scout, are never far behind.
As our next U.S. Senator, Mark will take his pragmatic outsider perspective to Washington and always prioritize the future of New Mexico families – and the protection of the American Dream for every child – above all else.