Buzzfeed: Senator Michael Sanchez
By Matt Grubs, NMiF Producer
Skulking about the halls of the Roundhouse yesterday, I came across Senate Majority Floor Leader Michael Sanchez lamenting all the grief he was getting over his new haircut. It’s short. Very short. But not short enough that it makes one think “that guy’s trying to keep his hair short”. It’s a couple weeks of growth past that point.
Frankly, to many people, it looks a little weird.
Sen. Michael Sanchez sports his new look.
To understand his choice a bit better, you need to know the senator is not follicly gifted.
Sen. Michael Sanchez
The choice to leave his hair in this no man’s land state might seem a poor one but for this: the senator had his barber, Ray, take an electric razor to his head on December 28th as an act of solidarity. And you can probably see where this is going. The senator has two friends, Nancy Tasto of Iowa and and Steve Pena of Valencia County, who are undergoing chemotherapy as they battle cancer. The senator promised he’d shave his head as the side effects of the chemotherapy took hold and he kept his word, despite the many people who do not pass up the chance to give him a hard time.
This is a citizen legislature, filled with mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, buddies, pals and friends. There are many up here who would do – and may already have done – the same thing. It’s worth remembering as the session gets contentious.
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