Common Cause New Mexico Mourns Loss of Gov. Bill Richardson

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Heather Ferguson, Director of State Operations for Common Cause and a former lobbyist at the NM state legislature said Saturday:

“He was one of the strongest Governors New Mexico ever had. While he might be remembered more for his diplomacy and the economic advances he brought to New Mexico (the film industry, the Spaceport, the Rail Runner to name a few) we remember him for his 2007 Ethics Reform Task Force.  It spurred so much legislation over the subsequent decades—a Gift Ban, Public Financing of the PRC and state judicial races, limits on campaign contributions and an ethics commission.  He was a champion you wanted to have in your corner—with courage, deft negation skills and a fighting spirit. We will miss him.”

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