State Representative Doreen Gallegos (D, District 52, Dona Ana) announced today that she has been appointed to the Legislative Council of New Mexico State Legislature.
The Legislative Council consist of twelve members of the legislature who oversee the day to day management and policy operations of the Legislature while it is in session and during the interim period between Sessions. The Legislative Council approves the interim committee work plans, their budgets and hiring of key legislative staff positions. They also set employee policy and handle other matters regarding the State Legislature.
Gallegos said, “I am honored by this appointment as it comes from the House Leadership in a bipartisan decision. I believe it demonstrates that leaders in both the House Democratic and House Republican parties have confidence in my abilities.
House District 52 includes Anthony, Vado, Bernino and the Las Alturas and Talavera area in Las Cruces.
The first meeting of the Legislative Council will take place in Santa Fe next Monday.