Sunday, February 23, 2014

Rep. Crook is Retiring From House

One of the Legislature's longest-serving Republicans, Rep. Anna Crook of Clovis,is joining the growing list of New Mexico lawmakers who won't be returning next year.
Rep. Crook

Crook, who has served in the House since 1995, joins House Democratic Leader Rick Miera, Appropriations Chairman Kiki Saavedra, Rep. Nate Cote of Las Cruces, and Tom Taylor, R-Farmington in announcing she won't be seeking re-electon.

“Rep. Anna Crook will undoubtedly leave behind a legacy of leadership in the state House, and she will leave big shoes to fill,” said state GOP Chairman John Billingsley in a news release this morning. “From standing up for tough legislation to teaching new Legislators the ropes, her influence in the Roundhouse will remain. We are incredibly grateful for her years of service. Holding public office does not go without great sacrifice of time and energy, and few are able to do it as gracefully as Rep. Crook. Her presence in the Legislature will be missed, but we wish her all of the best in retirement.”

Crook represents a safe Republican district, so her retirement probably won't have a big effect on the political make up of the House.