Governor taps longtime lawmaker to fill state Senate vacancy | KOB 4

Governor taps longtime lawmaker to fill state Senate vacancy

The Associated Press
Created: December 13, 2019 05:51 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - State Rep. Bobby Gonzales has been picked to fill a state Senate seat vacated with the death of Democratic Sen. Carlos Cisneros in September.

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham nominated the Democrat from Rancho de Taos on Friday to serve the remainder of a term that runs through the end of 2020.


Gonzales is a retired educator who has served in the state House since 1995.

He voted this year for a defeated bill to overturn New Mexico's unenforced ban on most abortion procedures. He also is in favor of expanded background checks on private gun sales.

(Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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