Río Arriba County Commission chooses 'Bobby' Gonzales for Dist. 6 Senate seat

By Jesse Moya
jmoya@taosnews.com
Posted 11/13/19

After a Thursday special meeting, the Río Arriba County Commission chose representative Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales as their choice for the New Mexico District 6 Senate seat. 

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Río Arriba County Commission chooses 'Bobby' Gonzales for Dist. 6 Senate seat

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It's two and two now for the candidates whose names have been submitted to the governor to fill the Northern New Mexico District 6 Senate seat.

After a Thursday special meeting (Nov. 14), the Río Arriba County Commission chose Representative Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales as their choice for the New Mexico District 6 Senate seat.

Gonzales was also chosen by the Taos County Board of Commissioners as their nomination to fill the Senate seat, left vacant by the death of Sen. Carlos Cisneros in September.

Taos Land Trust Executive Director Kristina Ortez received the nod from both Santa Fe and Los Alamos counties.

That means the governor will face a choice between selecting a woman with hefty backing from the state's environmental community or a man who is a veteran lawmaker from Taos.

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham will make a choice between the two hopefuls to fill former Senator Carlos Cisneros’ seat, however she has no deadline to select her choice. Whoever the governor selects for the seat will serve until elections in 2020.

If chosen, Gonzales would have to resign his position as a representative. The Taos County Commission would appoint someone to fill his seat until the 2020 election.

 

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