Gov. -elect Susana Martinez has nominated a former U.S. Marshal and director of the state Motor Vehicles Division to be her Public Safety secretary.
Gordon Eden, Jr. served as U.S. marshal in New Mexico from 2002 until earlier this year.
Previously he was chief of the MVD during former Gov. Gary Johnson’s administration .
He's the second cabinet secretary named by Martinez, the first being Rick May, who she chose to run the Department of Finance & Administration.
All cabinet secretaries have to be ratified by the state Senate.