On May 14, 2022, the Albuquerque Journal endorsed Robert S. Godshall for the House District 27 Republican primary. The Journal opined that, "He believes sanctuary policies place unnecessary barriers between local and federal law enforcement agencies, and allow criminal foreign nationals to avoid investigation and prosecution. His voice is greatly needed in a Legislature that largely turns a blind eye to illegal immigration." The Journal further noted that I favor stiffer conditions for pre-trial release especially in cases involving violent crimes.
Not included in the endorsement but discussed with the editorial board were improvements that can be made in the state's tax structure by eliminating the gross receipts tax and going to a sales tax spread out to involve a larger base with a lower rate. We can also improve our access to usable water by desalinating some of the 16 billion acre feet of brackish water in our state. I also advocated more school choice and competition by attaching funding to the student to allow students more freedom in where they want to go to school.
Candidate for NM House District 27, NE Albuquerque, Robert "Bob" Godshall is retired from Homeland Security. Most of Bob's career was spent protecting our nation's interior as an ICE and Border Patrol Agent. A long-time homeowner in the district, Bob is a former Vice Chairman of Ward 27 of the county Republican Party. He is recently a proud grandfather.