Monday, August 1, 2011

Martin Suazo Runs for Block's PRC Seat

Martin Suazo
Martin Suazo, a longtime Democratic Party activist and chairman of the State Land Trust Advisory Board, announced today that he'll seek the Democratic nomination for the Public Regulation Commission seat currently held by Jerome Block, Jr.

Suazo, who just dropped by my office a few minutes ago, said his priority would be to create "green-collar" jobs. He also said he wants to help bring broadband internet to more rural New Mexico areas.

Suazo, 51, owns a wood-stove business in Las Vegas, N.M., the town where he was born.

Santa Fe County Clerk Valerie Espinoza is the only other announced candidate in the PRC race. Block, who is under criminal indictment in a long-delayed election violation case, has not said whether he'll seek re-election.