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Board of County Commissioners Chooses Candidate for South Valley Legislative Seat


The Bernalillo County Board of County Commissioners has chosen Art de la Cruz to fill the vacant District 12 seat of the New Mexico House of Representatives.

Two individuals submitted applications to the commissioners for consideration. De la Cruz is a businessman and former Bernalillo County commissioner. De la Cruz also served as the director of the Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation Department from 1988 - 2003.

De la Cruz replaces Rep. Patricio Ruiloba who resigned his seat in August.

The New Mexico House of Representatives District 12 is located in the southwest quadrant of Bernalillo County. A map of District 12 is located here.

The commission approved the appointment of De la Cruz on a 3 to 2 vote. Commissioners Debbie O’Malley and James Collie dissented.

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