WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Greg Stanton released the following statement on yesterday’s Presidential election in Mexico. 

“Congratulations to President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum for making history as Mexico’s first female leader.

President-elect Sheinbaum must put improving safety and security at the heart of her administration, and I look forward to working with the incoming government to better respond to the migrant crisis, get tough on cartels and halt the flow of illicit drugs across our border.

While there are urgent challenges ahead, our two countries have a shared vision for our economic future. We must continue strengthening our trade partnership, and work together to address our common water and energy security challenges to protect economic growth.”