Monday, May 11, 2009

Lyons Running for PRC

LYONS in 2006 State Land Commissioner Pat Lyons announced today he's running for the District 2 (southeastern New Mexico)  Public Regulation Commission seat currently held by David King.

“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.