Alonzo is a native of Belen, and now lives with his family in Los Lunas, where he operates his real estate and property management company. Growing up in Belen gave him a strong sense of Valencia County pride.
After being awarded a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico, Alonzo worked in the restaurant business for a few years, before owning and operating a small independent sandwich shop on Main Street in Los Lunas. His experience in the food business gave him the opportunity to hear from his customers about the issues that concerned them, and he found that people in the valley shared many of the same convictions he held.
As Alonzo navigated his next course of action after his business closed, he began a career in real estate, but he felt a calling to serve the community he was raised in and has loved. He choose to run for the New Mexico State Legislature and was elected to serve as the Representative in District 8.He has continued to foster a sense of service to his family and to the state of New Mexico.
Currently Alonzo and his wife, Rebecca, own and operate a real estate and property management company in the Valencia County area which gives him a finger on the economic pulse of the community. He can frequently be found out and about in the community seeing to the needs of his constituency.
Alonzo believes that New Mexico can be a leader in education and industry with bold ideas and implementation in the New Mexico Legislature. His compassion and caring nature can be seen in the bills he introduces, and in the passionate nature with which he defends the concerns of Valencia County’s citizens.
Alonzo serves on the House Education Committee and often is a leader in reforming our methods of educating the next generation. His work on five interim committees keeps Alonzo plugged in with issues that affect the people of New Mexico. Since being elected, Alonzo has had the honor of serving as Republican Caucus Chair, and most recently as House Majority Whip. Being part of the leadership team in the House gives Alonzo an opportunity to work across the aisle to advance the great state of New Mexico.