June 14, 2013

Udall Opens New Office in Eastern New Mexico

Portales Office will Serve Roosevelt, Curry, Quay, De Baca, Harding & Union Counties

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Today U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) announced he has opened a Senate office in Portales to serve New Mexico constituents in Roosevelt, Curry, Quay, De Baca, Harding and Union Counties.

Located in the Roosevelt County Enterprise Center at 100 South Avenue A, Suite 113 in Portales, the field office will provide Eastern New Mexico residents an opportunity to receive more direct information on a variety of federal services, from helping access rural and small business resources to answering questions about social security and veterans' benefits.

"I'm proud to announce that my Eastside office is open for business," Udall said. "Having an office located in Portales will allow me to better serve my constituents by providing them a more local resource for federal assistance. It will also help me keep a close ear to the ground on agriculture, rural development and water issues that are especially important to these communities as we face this severe, historic drought. Finally, the Eastside office will help us maintain a close relationship with our partners at Cannon Air Force Base and allow us to continue supporting renewable energy development in Quay County."

The Eastside office is the fifth-based New Mexico office Udall has opened since becoming a U.S. Senator in 2009. Clovis-native Jack Carpenter will staff the office and perform outreach work in the community as a field representative. Carpenter can be reached at the Portales office at (575) 356-6811, but due to his frequent community travel, Udall's office recommends that constituents call to confirm when in-person office hours are available.

Some examples of the "Udall Serving YoU" services offered by the Eastside office include:

- Veterans: Veterans' benefits, eligibility determinations, VA home loans, and replacements of medals earned.
- Social Security: Social Security benefits, eligibility and missing checks.
- Housing: Problems with housing vouchers, federal loan programs and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issues.
- Passports: Obtaining an emergency passport, help with a lost passport and overseas travel restrictions.

A full list of services can be found at: http://www.tomudall.senate.gov/?p=more_services

Beginning today, constituents can reach Udall's Eastside office at:

100 South Avenue A
Suite 113
Portales NM 88130

Phone: (575)-356-6811
Fax: (575)-356-6814