The Associated Press
Created: October 15, 2020 02:20 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s chief of staff John Bingaman has taken a leave of absence to help with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s transition team.
Lujan Grisham was recently named as one of the co-chairs of Biden’s transition committee and asked Bingaman to assist with the potential transition.
A spokeswoman for Lujan Grisham, Nora Meyers Sackett, says Bingaman took a leave of absence starting last week because his duties relevant to the Biden campaign are not within the scope of state government affairs.
Bingaman has been the governor’s chief of staff since she took office in Jan. 2019.
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