Friday, January 6, 2012

Viki Harrison is the New Common Cause Director

Common Cause New Mexico has hired Viki Harrison to replace outgoing executive director Steve Allen, who is going to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Normally I don't post announcements like this. But Harrison has an impressive record  at the state Legislature.

The main notches on her belt:

1) As executive director of the New Mexico Coalition to Repeal the Death Penalty, she spearheaded the successful 2009 effort to end capital punishment in New Mexico.

2) As program manager of Animal Protection New Mexico, she as one of driving forces behind the successful effort to outlaw cockfighting back in 2007.

The question now -- as the head of  Common Cause, will she be successful at ending bad government in New Mexico? That's a pretty tall order, even for Viki.