Former lieutenant governor dies

Mike Runnels
Mike Runnels

RUIDOSO, N.M. (KRQE) – Former New Mexico Lt. Governor Mike Runnels has died.

His family says he died peacefully at his home in Ruidoso. Runnels was a Democrat who was elected lieutenant governor in 1982.

He served one four-year term along with Gov. Toney Anaya.

He was later elected district attorney for Valencia, Cibola and Sandoval counties.

He was 69 years old.

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