Greg Nibert

Greg Nibert for State Senate

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Greg Nibert

Meet Greg

Greg Nibert was born in Roswell, New Mexico on January 3, 1958. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Mexico in 1980 and received a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Pepperdine University in 1983.

Greg is active in the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico (President in 2011-12) and the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association.  He is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico, Chaves County Bar Association, New Mexico Landmen’s Association, and American Association of Professional Landmen.

Greg was first elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives in 2016 where he served as the Republican Whip in the House. He now serves as the Senator for District 27. He was named legislator of the year by the New Mexico Rural Water Association in 2017.

He has worked with the United States Congress on several federal issues and testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee regarding the Valles Caldera Preservation Act and has worked to secure the passage of the Pecos National Historical Park Land Exchange Bill that will allow a land exchange to preserve the Glorieta Battlefield in Santa Fe County.

He and his wife, Carolyn, have two adult sons, Greg Jr. and Jeff. They attend Country Club Road Church of Christ where Greg is a deacon and frequent Bible teacher.

Greg on the Issues

Economic opportunity and growth

We must make it easier to do business in New Mexico. New Mexico should be a leader in energy production, including ALL viable energy sources. I support the production of New Mexico’s rich energy resources AND cost-effective forms of renewable energy. I also support reducing the regulatory burden on New Mexico’s energy producers, as well as on our food producers, especially our farmers and ranchers.

I also fully support reducing the tax burden across the board on families and business in our state, starting with reforming/eliminating the Gross Receipts Tax.

Crime

One of the most important things we can do to rein in the dramatic crime statistics in our state is to change detention rules to make sure that violent and repeat offenders are held ahead of trial. This must be done, and I’ll fight for it in the Senate the same way that I’ve fought for it in the House. We also need tougher penalties across the board for repeat violent offenders, as well as for opioid dealers and distributors.

Education

I support choice and competition for parents, which can only improve the education of children in New Mexico. I will stand against the sexual and racial indoctrination of children in schools through ideologies such as CRT.

Homelessness and Mental Health

This is a very tough subject because it’s such a complicated issue. The best way to address homelessness and mental health issues is to deal with the root causes, which often involve child abuse and drug addiction. That’s why I support increased criminal penalties for any and all abusers of children and for drug-pushers. Mental health programs can be helpful, but they often reach people too late. We must stop the cycle of homelessness by halting the root causes first.