Alexander Jung Cotoia

Guest Blogger

Member, Students Matter

Mesilla, New Mexico

Alexander J. Cotoia is active in education reform in New Mexico having worked extensively with StudentsMatter, a national non-profit sponsoring high-impact litigation to bring attention to disparities in instructional quality. In 2012, he sought the Democratic nomination for a seat on the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners and was endorsed by a number of publications and entities, to include a prominent Hispanic political action committee and the editorial board of the Las Cruces Sun News. He also served one term on the Democratic Party of New Mexico State Central Committee.

He is currently employed as a paralegal and business development lead with the law firm of Holt Mynatt Martínez, P.C. in Las Cruces. He was recently appointed to a two-year term on the State Bar of New Mexico Board of Editors. Alex is completing his bachelor’s degree in legal studies while also enrolled in Harvard Business School’s new initiative in business fundamentals, CORE.

He is a single parent to two beautiful daughters and resides in historic old Mesilla.

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Posted July 1, 2015

New Mexico, It’s Time to Stop Blocking Common-Sense Reform

In recent years, no issue has ignited more debate and generated more discord than education reform. Of course, the invective…

By Alexander Jung Cotoia

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