Thursday, December 6, 2012
Darnell to Become Deputy Chief of Staff for Gov. Martinez
Darnell will be replacing Ryan Cangiolosi, who last month resigned to take a job with the University of New Mexico.
Before taking the spokesman's job with Martinez, Darnell had served as a spokesman for the state Republican Party.
Enrique Knell, who has been serving as spokesman for the Children, Youth & Families Department, will take Darnell's place as communications director. Longtime reporters remember Knell for his work with Heather Wilson when she was in Congress.
Darnell will be paid $95,000 a year. Knell will make $80,000.
The changes will take place Monday, Darnell said.