Monday, November 9, 2009

Egolf Seeking a Second Term

State Rep. Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe, just told me -- to nobody's surprise -- that he'll seek re-election to his District 47 seat. Egolf, 33, is a lawyer who won last year with no primary or general election competition.

He sits on the House Appropriations and Finance Committee as well as the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Egolf already is planning to sponsor at least three bills aimed at easing the budget gap: Increases in cigarette and alcoholic beverage taxes, as well as the way vehicle registration fees are structured. Currently the fee is based on weight. Egolf said he'll introduce a bill to change that so the fee is based on value of the vehicle.

Santa Fe representatives Lucky Varela and Jim Trujillo also have announced re-election plans in recent days.