SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday picked Santa Fe consultant Doug Howe to fill the position left vacant by the resignation of embattled former Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr.
Martinez described Howe as being well-versed in energy, environmental and regulatory issues.
"Northern and Central New Mexicans deserve a commissioner who is competent, trustworthy and focused on the numerous issues in front of the PRC," the governor said in a statement. "... I am confident that he is the right pick to serve on the PRC and will approach his position thoughtfully and professionally."