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Keith Gardner on becoming new Gov’s chief of staff

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Right before the Thanksgiving weekend, we reported that Rep. Keith Gardner (R-Eddy, Chaves, Roosevelt, Lea) is stepping down from his current position to become the chief of staff for incoming Gov. Susana Martinez.

We caught up with Gardner this morning (Nov. 29) and talked to him about why he made his decision:

Since the governor will have the final say on Gardner’s replacement, Republicans run no risk of having a Democrat take over Gardner’s seat. Therefore, the Dems’ 37-33 advantage in the House remains.

You can read more about Gardner’s decision here.


Rob is the National Energy Correspondent for Watchdog.org. Rob is an Emmy-winning news anchor who has held many prominent positions in the journalism field for over 10 years working for MSNBC, Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh and several local television stations. He served as the bureau chief for New Mexico Watchdog and Capitol Report New Mexico for four years. Rob can be reached on Twitter at @NMWatchdog or by email at rnikolewski@watchdog.org