New Mexico State Representative - District 49
Gail 'Missy' Armstrong
Gail (Missy) Armstrong was born and raised on a ranch northwest of Datil. Her dad bought and sold cars and Cessna 195 airplanes in New Mexico. Her mother was a do-it-yourselfer remodel queen and real estate broker. Gail and her siblings were raised with all the values of rural NM including Hard Work, Respect and Honesty. Her passion for her community and the unique issues District 49 faces is what drives her. Gail loves the area she represents and continuously strives for a better tomorrow for you.
Grounded in Community
Married in 1984 to Dale Armstrong. Together Gail and Dale have raised four children and have ten grandchildren. They recently celebrated 35 years of marriage. Together, Gail and Dale started TLC Plumbing in 1987. The business continues to focus on the development of the workforce and continues to strive to improve the quality of life for the employees and the community as a whole.
Gail and Dale moved from Bosque Farms to Magdalena over 20 years ago to raise their children in the country. Gail and Dale knew this move would allow their children the chance to learn the same work ethic they had learned having been raised themselves, in rural New Mexico and a small community. Gail and Dale currently own and operate a cattle ranch, the historic Magdalena Hall Hotel, and the local gas station and mini-market named after the school mascot, Steer Stop. As a family, they are always striving to keep the community of Magdalena moving and growing through economic opportunities for local families.
Gail is known to work across the aisle as a true representative for her district and constituents' needs. Gail is a gatherer of people, she is a community lover, she loves to pull other’s gifts in and bring them into the equation of what is possible for the individual and the group. She cares about harmony and connection and functions as the relational oil in her family and her community. She is respected and known for being able to truly listen and understand the needs of each individual and work hard to gain an understanding of how to fight for the individual as well as the whole district's highest possible good.