Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Another Richardson Cabinet Secretary Leaving

The fourth cabinet secretary for Gov. Bill Richardson in less than a week is bailing.

Rick Homans, secretary of Taxation and Revenue is leaving to become executive director of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority -- a job Homans held briefly in 2007.

Duffy Rodriguez, who has served as deputy secretary of the Department of Finance and Administration, will serve as Tax & Rev secretary.

Homans was one of Richardson's original cabinet members, having served first as Economic Development secretary.

Last week the administration announced that Department of Education Secretary Veronica Garcia and Children, Youth and Families Department Secretary Dorian Dodson were retiring.

Richardson has less than six months before the end of his second term.