About Antonio “Moe” Maestas
Born and Raised in Albuquerque:
Moe can trace his family roots back eleven generations in New Mexico. Born and raised in Albuquerque, Moe is the son of Frank Maestas, former Albuquerque Journal sports journalist. Moe’s mom, Emma Maestas, hails from the Romero family of San Miguel county.
Moe began his interest in politics and public service early in life and was Valley High School’s senior class president in 1986. After high school, Moe moved to Seattle where he gained tremendous leadership skills while working and volunteering at El Centro de la Raza, a community based civil-rights organization.
While living in Seattle, Moe put himself through college by working nights as a union factory worker at Stoneway Carton Company. Upon graduating from the University of Washington in 1995 where he studied political science and economics, Moe returned home and moved to the wst side to attend the University of New Mexico, School of Law. While at UNM Law, he served as President of the Mexican American Law Student Association (MALSA) and co-founded the first ever National Latina/o Law Student Conference (NLLSC) in 1997.