Hi, I'm Johnny Rodelo
My name is Johnny Rodelo and I am running for the position of Taos County Commission District 4. I have lived in Taos County or the last 21 years. I am currently employed with Taos County and have been with this organization for the last 19 years, I initially started in the maintenance department and worked my way up to Taos County DWI Compliance Supervisor of Probation. I have worked in my community with the veterans’ program to obtain the Senior Veteran’s Care Network, and have also worked with the homeless to help them obtain assistance. In my 19 years’ experience dealing with clients who have had issues, with drug and alcohol, I have found that many of my clients also have a long history of psychosocial problems that have contributed to their substance abuse. These issues have resulted in interpersonal difficulties with family members, difficulties in sustaining long-term relationships, emotional and psychological problems and disorders, along with difficulty managing anger and stress. My main focus is to create a detox facility which is the first step towards achieving long-term sobriety for our citizens who are at risk.
I have certifications in state and federal drug testing, screening and assessment, active shooter, and have been trained at the detention center at the academy in Santa Fe. I also have Advanced Officer Compliance training, pending my LADAC alcohol and drug license. I am trained in suicidal investigations, mental health and domestic violence. I am 1 of 4 accreditation managers for Compliance Officers for the State of New Mexico. The ADHOC committee and I set all the policies and procedures for all the compliance programs in the State of New Mexico. I have helped write the grant’s and budget with DFA (Department of Finance & Administration) & Taos County and have presented in front of this Commission and previous Commissions. I work closely with CAV to get the necessary care for the domestic violence victims, and work with domestic violence offenders to get them the treatment and counseling needed to be successful in their relationships.
I love my job which gives me the ability to assist others in the community; most of my clients through the years have felt that I go out of my way to assist them in becoming productive citizens. I believe it is time to take the next step to run for Commissioner to help my community even more. I am a workaholic when it comes to my community, it’s my passion. I have worked with the County Management, Employees and Commissioners through my time at the County and I have some new ideas on how we can work together, to make our community better.
As Taos County faces an uncertain future it has never been clearer that Taos County needs leadership that will tackle the issues that affect all Taoseños.
Balanced representation for our citizens by serving the citizens with good faith
Responsible Economic Growth and Sustainability
Protect water and our acéquias, to grow healthy food for our families and communities, and to honor our cultural heritage.
Enhanced Employment Opportunities
Viable Infrastructure and Road Improvements
Preservation of our Natural Resources and Quality of Life for all Residents
Establish a strategic plan.