Cody Peluso

Communications/Public Affairs/Digital Media

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A versatile and proven communicator, advocate and community builder for political campaigns, advocacy and social justice organizations. 12 years of experience working for governments, not for profits and political campaigns throughout The United States. Effectively identifies and cultivates strategic relationships with targeted stakeholders throughout diverse communities as the foundation for organizational development and growth. A skilled, savvy and vigilant spokesman to effectively present creative, consistent and substantive messaging to media, targeted and general audiences. Proven ability to communicate with diverse communities and effectively advocate for equality, social justice and community empowerment.


Cervantes for Governor

Las Cruces Sun-News
Joseph Cervantes is our choice for governor

In the Democratic primary race for governor of New Mexico, the Sun-News endorses Joseph Cervantes. We recognize that Cervantes may be a long shot. But we have never based our endorsements on polls, or which candidate we thought was most likely to win.

Santa Fe New Mexican
Cervantes touts legislative experience in New Mexico

It was Joseph Cervantes versus everyone. As the state senator from Las Cruces sat on a stage in his hometown earlier this month for a forum with the two other Democrats running for governor, he seemed both literally and metaphorically stuck between them. Businessman and self-styled political outsider Jeff Apodaca has gone after the front-runner, U.S.

The NM Political Report
Gubernatorial candidate Joseph Cervantes on the environment

This week, we're running a series of interviews with New Mexico's four gubernatorial candidates, each of whom answered questions about issues related to water, energy and climate change. Today, we feature state Senator Joseph Cervantes, a Democrat, who has served as a legislator for Doña Ana County since 2001.

Dem governor hopefuls back AR-15 ban

SANTA FE - The Roundhouse is the kind of place where visitors occasionally show up with rifles and other firearms to demonstrate their Second Amendment rights. And proposed gun restrictions often face skepticism, if they come up for debate at all.

Santa Fe New Mexican
Cervantes takes aim at Lujan Grisham in TV spot

State Sen. Joseph Cervantes is going on the attack in the Democratic Party primary race for governor, launching a new television ad targeting the front-runner, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The 30-second spot blasts the congresswoman for a couple of occasions when she voted with Republicans on Capitol Hill, for raising big money from outside New Mexico and for her former business's contracts to run a state health insurance program.

Cervantes an attorney with rural NM roots

Editor's note: Today the Journal concludes its profiles of the three candidates competing in the Democratic primary for governor. Go to for their answers to questions on issues. SANTA FE - It's been 44 years since a sitting New Mexico lawmaker was elected governor, a fact that's not lost on Joseph Cervantes.

New Mexico In Depth
Q&A: Cervantes touts relationships, understanding of state to improve kids lives in NM

New Mexico In Depth is speaking with the candidates for New Mexico governor on the issues of early childhood, child wellbeing and education in New Mexico. State Sen. Joseph Cervantes of Las Cruces is one of three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination. He is a lawyer and small business owner in southern New Mexico.

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