Local Lawmakers at the Roundhouse

Nick Salazar&Dennis Pena ONLINE

Local Legislators Get To Work

Local House members saw some major changes in the first day. The Democrats retook the majority in the House in the November election meaning they are back in charge. Santa Fe Representative Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) was elected Speaker and he quickly appointed local Representative Debbie Rodella (D-EspaƱola) to chair the Business and Industry Committee.
Longtime Representative Nick Salazar (D-Ohkay Owingeh) was reappointed to the powerful Appropriations & Finance committee and also named to serve on the Agriculture committee. Representative Carl Trujillo (D-Nambe) was named Vice-Chair of the Tax & Revenue Committee.
Stephanie Garcia Richard (D-White Rock) who represents parts of Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, Sandoval and Los Alamos was named the new Chair of the House Education Committee.