“Infrastructure is vital for society and the economy to function, and should be governed to protect the interests of the public. At the same time, we must sustain a healthy business climate,” Lyons said in his e-mailed announcement.
“It can be delicate balance but I have always taken a proactive role in fostering business and industry and my sound business approach has made companies feel comfortable investing in New Mexico,” he said.
Republican Lyons of Cuervo, N.M. is a former state senator who was first elected land commissioner in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. He had been mentioned as a possible gubernatorial candid, though in 2006 he told me he didn't think a Republican from the east side of the state could be elected governor.
The seat currently is held by Republican David King.