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Kay Bounkeua for New Mexico House District 19

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About Kay Bounkeua

Kay is a first generation immigrant from Lao-Chinese parents. She is from Albuquerque, New Mexico and received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. She most recently served as the Executive Director for the New Mexico Asian Family Center.  She is a board member of Bold Futures NM, the inaugural board chair for Albuquerque’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, is a past alumna of Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute, and is a current W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network fellow.

In her current role as New Mexico Deputy State Director for The Wilderness Society, Kay has been using her policy, advocacy, public health, program development and movement building experience to advance their work to make public lands a solution to the climate crisis and ensure that all New Mexican’s equitably benefit from them. In her personal time, she can be found running with her two dogs and exploring the mountains with her husband and daughter.

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