Tuesday, January 13, 2009


State Rep. Dub Williams, who won re-election to his state House seat in November, apparently has decided to retire.

The governor's office just sent this news release:

Gov. Bill Richardson released the following statement today, following the retirement of Rep. W.C. “Dub” Williams. Representative Williams has served the people of Lincoln and Otero Counties as State Representative for District 56 since 1995.

“While I understand his decision I am saddened at the news of Dub Williams’ retirement from the state legislature. Dub is the walking definition of the term “gentleman.” The legislature will sorely miss his considered engagement and even hand. I would request that the Lincoln and Otero county commissions seriously consider Dub’s wishes in sending the nominations to name his replacement.” - Gov. Bill Richardson

Most recently Williams served on a number of legislative committees including the Legislative Education Study Committee, Legislative Committee on Compacts, Indian Affairs Committee, Education Committee, Consumer and Public Affairs Committee and the Public School Capital Outlay Oversight Task Force