Bernalillo County Commission appoints replacement legislator

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – The Bernalillo County Commission has appointed a replacement for a New Mexico state representative who recently resigned.

The commission Tuesday evening voted 3-2 to appoint Albuquerque Democrat Idalia Lechuga-Tena to fill the state House District 21 vacancy created by former State Rep. Stephanie Maez’s resignation.

The district is located in southeast Albuquerque.

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