Antoinette Bernice Taft for House District 16
Meet Antoinette Bernice Taft
Meet Antoinette Bernice Taft, community activist and child welfare advocate running as a Republican for the New Mexico State House of Representatives, District 16 covering Albuquerque's Westside.
Raised in a military family, Taft moved to Albuquerque in her childhood when her father was stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base in the 1980’s. Taft is a small business owner, an educator, and a proud parent of five (foster, soon-to-be-adopted), and two biological children. Taft has fostered many New Mexico children over the past few years and has decided to take her fight to reform CYFD to Santa Fe.
“New Mexico reflects the best opportunities for families to thrive and for community servants to push for improvements for all,” said Taft. “Until we focus on the continued failures of crime, education, our economy, and child welfare, New Mexico will continue to be last in every category. We must fight for our families, our children, our local businesses, and our community. Our children thrive when families have affordable housing, economic stability, quality education, and an engaged community. We must do better.”
Taft has been cited for her outstanding performance and leadership by her professional and social organizations in the community. In addition to being active as an advocate for foster care youth, Taft is an active member of Harvest Fellowship, and has served as a Little League Baseball officer for West Mesa Little League.
“As a proud daughter of public servants and entrepreneurs who modeled a commitment to hard work, community investment, and family, I am passionate for public service and securing a prosperous community for the success of every New Mexico child.”
Taft continues a family legacy of service. Investing in and fighting for the positive change on behalf of all children. Abiding by the core belief that a healthy community exists when our children thrive. Taft knows that House District 16 is worth investing in and fighting for positive change on behalf of all children and community members. She counts it her honor to be a champion of children’s rights, a promoter of accountable community investment, and a voice for values in policy making.