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New Mexico governor elect names transition team

Author: Associated Press - November 15, 2018 - Updated: November 15, 2018

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New Mexico Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan-Grisham waves to supporters following her acceptance speech in Albuquerque, N.M. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Juan Labreche)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham has selected a panel of experts to help identify potential cabinet leaders and make other recommendations as she prepares to take the top office in state government.

The Democrat on Thursday announced the leaders of seven committees that will focus on separate areas of government. The committee co-chairs include a former governor who most recently led New Mexico State University as chancellor and a former state police chief.

Lujan Grisham said Thursday she will work with the bipartisan group as she focuses on the economy, education, public safety and improving access to healthcare.

The education committee will be headed by former Gov. Garrey Carruthers, a Republican; Kara Bobroff, founder of the Native American Community Academy; and Everett Chavez, a councilman and former governor of Santo Domingo Pueblo.

Associated Press

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