Rio Rancho, NM – Today, 410 New Mexico Democrats from 30 of 33 counties convened at the V. Sue Cleveland High School Concert Hall for the semi-annual Democratic Party of New Mexico State Central Committee (SCC) Meeting.
With 85% of the vote, the SCC reelected Marg Elliston of Corrales as Chair to serve a 2-year term, following her 2018 election to finish a term in progress.
The body also elected Marcus Porter of Albuquerque to serve as DPNM Vice Chair at Large. Joining them are newly elected DPNM Secretary Pamelya Herndon of Albuquerque and reelected DPNM Treasurer Robert Lara of Las Cruces. In addition, SCC members from each congressional district elected the following Vice Chairs (one male, one female) from each district:
Said Chair Elliston, “I’m honored to have earned the confidence of an enthusiastic and energized Democratic Party for a full term as chair. We’re focused on lifting up every working family in New Mexico and I think we have just the team to do that.”These officers’ terms begin immediately and run through 2021.
At this hour, the meeting continues as members of the SCC elect members to the Affirmative Action, State Platform and Resolutions (SPARC), and Budget committees.