Former NM representative dies at 82

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Former state representative Max Coll of Santa Fe has died.

Coll died Thursday night after suffering a stroke last week. He was 82 years old.

Coll served in the house for 32 years and was the longtime legislative budget committee chairman before retiring in 2004.

Coll was born in Roswell and represented Chaves County in the 60s and 70s. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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