Nambé, N.M. – Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, issued the following statement on the passing of former state Representative Nick Salazar, who served in the New Mexico legislature from 1973 to 2018.
“I’m deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Nick Salazar, a dedicated public servant of 45 years. As a member of the United States Air Force and a state representative in New Mexico’s legislature, he never stopped fighting for his community, our state, and the nation and set an example for all New Mexicans.
“I’m proud to have called Rep. Salazar a friend and mentor, and I will miss him. My thoughts are with the Salazar family during these difficult moments.”