A press release just just went out from House Dems didn't explain exactly why:
Santa Fe, NM - House Majority Floor Leader Rick Miera has announced he will not seek reelection as the New Mexico State Representative in District 11 (the downtown corridor of Albuquerque) - a position he has held for the last 24 years. Majority Leader Miera says the decision was a difficult one since he has dedicated so much of his life to the legislative process, especially involving the issues of educational equity, juvenile justice and health care access issues. However, he feels the time is right to pass the torch.
“I have made a difficult decision to step down from State Representative District 11, providing an opportunity for a new generation of community leaders to come forward and represent the neighborhoods and families of District 11 as I have for the last 24 years,” says Majority Leader Miera. “I am grateful to my constituents who have placed their trust in me, and during the remainder of my term I will continue to look out for their best interests.” Rep. Miera chose to wait until after the legislative session to make his announcement, so he could focus on his role as Majority Leader and champion educational issues and job creation opportunities