As a Hispanic legislator, Baldonado also participated in Republican efforts to expand racial and ethnic diversity in his ranks.
The Valencia County Commission will appoint a replacement to serve for the remainder of Baldonado’s term.
NM Senate Republican Leader Greg Baca issued the following statement:
“My friend, Representative Alonzo Baldonado, leaves a strong legacy of service and positive change for Valencia County and our state. His leadership in our community and in the Roundhouse will be greatly missed. A true fighter for freedom, conservation and honest government, he helped transform the stature of a politician whom the people of Valencia County expect and appreciate. As my friend and colleague moves into the next chapter in life, I can’t wait to work with his appointed successor — whoever it may be — to continue our work. me for the people in our community and state. ”
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