Montoya, 44 will replace Danny Mayfield, who is resigning to run for a Santa Fe County Commission. Mayfield's resignation is effective today.
Montoya told me Tuesday he's aware that his ties to one of the state's most prominent political families will raise some eyebrows. But he said he hopes people will consider his qualifications such as his years of experience in the corporate world as well as government.
"I'm not in this for the money," Montoya said. "I like public service."
He's also related to PRC Commissioner David King, who is Rhonda's cousin.
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