Christopher Michael Roybal for Governor - Campaign Announcement Letter


November 6, 2017


Hello, New Mexico!

I, Christopher Michael Roybal, am running for Governor as an Independent in 2018.

New Mexico has always been my home. I was born and raised in El Valle de Arroyo Seco and have spent much of my life in Española, Pojoaque, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Las Cruces.

My parents, John Michael and Anita, are also lifelong New Mexicans, and they have taught my younger sister, Kristin, and I to live honestly and lovingly. Their dedication to our family and to doing what is right constantly inspires me to make the most of my life and to spread love.

After graduating with honors from St. Michael's High School in Santa Fe and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, I founded my media company, Incredible Films, and began creating projects to celebrate New Mexico and its diverse population.

Over the past decade, my award-winning work has screened around the world and has earned me commissions by major international and local companies. Additionally, I have published six books, including my prayer collection and poetic memoir, "Life Goes Up."

More importantly, my works are regularly at the center of philanthropic events, and I have helped to raise thousands of dollars for deserving local causes – including scholarship funds for local graduates – and have also worked with youth statewide to encourage and empower the next generation of proud New Mexicans.

I give all praise to God for any good that resides in me, and my faith plays the most significant role in my life. I try to honor God by infusing my endeavors with love and by using my many blessings to help people be their most authentic, healthy, and vibrant selves.

My gubernatorial campaign revolves around my beliefs that all New Mexicans deserve unity and that uniting New Mexico involves us all. Through my Unidos New Mexico platform, I commit to serving all New Mexicans, regardless of political party, gender, race, religion, age, ability, or affiliation. And I commit to begin serving all New Mexicans immediately by donating at least half of all my campaign contributions to deserving New Mexico causes and organizations.

Over the next year, I promise to reach out to you, my fellow New Mexicans, to better understand your ideas, ideals, and intentions so that I may serve you responsibly and effectively. I also promise to run a positive campaign, to collaborate with all political parties, and to constantly work for the Greater Good of New Mexico.

As an Independent, I am all about the people, not the political party, and my campaign will be a success if at the end of this election, we, the people of New Mexico, are more involved, optimistic, and united than ever before. I am running for Governor to help unite all New Mexicans and to better ensure that New Mexico is a fair, fruitful, and peaceful place. Thank you for your support.

Christopher Michael Roybal
Independent Candidate for Governor of New Mexico