The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) will welcome newly elected Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., to Natural Products Expo West at a reception in his honor.
The reception will be held Friday, March 8, from 5:30 to 6 p.m. in Grand Ballroom G&H of the Anaheim Marriott Hotel. All AHPA and industry members are encouraged to attend.
"This is a first-time opportunity to meet and hear from Sen. Heinrich and communicate to him the natural products industry's commitment to providing high-quality products to well-informed consumers as well as its commitment to protecting freedom of choice in personal healthcare decisions," said Michael McGuffin, AHPA president.
"New Mexico is home to a vibrant and growing natural products industry and several AHPA members," he added. "We hope the industry takes advantage of this opportunity to meet Sen. Heinrich, who has expressed an interest in meeting the industry's leaders and companies with new ideas and innovative natural products."
Heinrich was elected as the junior senator of New Mexico in November 2012. Previously, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives for New Mexico's First Congressional District from 2009 to 2012 and on the Albuquerque City Council from 2003 to 2007, including one term as city council president in 2006.
Heinrich is a business owner and longtime environmentalist. He and his family enjoy a healthy lifestyle, shopping at local health food stores and keeping up with current food choice issues through the writings of Michael Pollan.