Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Former Rep. Brian Moore Joins Think NM Board

Former state Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, who ran the Washington, D.C. office of Gov. Susana Martinez, has just joined the Think New Mexico Board of Directors.

Moore, a grocer by profession, was known as a moderate Republican during his years in the Legislature.

Meanwhile, Roberta Cooper Ramo has been elected chairwoman of the think tank's board, while Edward Lujan, a former chairman of the state Republican Party, is the new vice chairman.

Think New Mexico, based in Santa Fe, is responsible in recent years for pushing legislation repealing the sales tax on food, establishing full-day kindergarten in public schools, reforming the Public Regulation Commission, reducing the amount of state lottery proceeds that go to administration and other dandy stuff.

Other board members are former Gov. Garrey Carruthers (currently president of New Mexico State University); former Attorney General  Paul Bardacke; former New Mexico First Lady Clara Apodaca; David Buchholtz, senior member of the New Mexico office of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; LaDonna Harris, founder of Americans for Indian Opportunity; and Susan Herter, former chief of staff to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller.