Gov. Susana Martinez today announced top staffers for her re-election campaign.
Melissa Sousa, who managed Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry’s successful re-election last year, will be the governor's campaign manager. Sousa also worked for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign as national voter contact director.
Jessica Perez will continue working fundraising director, as she has for two years. Edith Jorge, who was director of Hispanic outreach in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election last year was named Martinez's political director in charge of grassroots organizing.
Chris Sanchez -- who has worked for other GOP candidates including Allen Weh and Heather Wilson, will be communications director. Sanchez recently stepped down as the Higher Education Department's spokesman. Until now, Martinez's campaign press chores have been handled by veteran Republican operative Danny Diaz, who is based in the Washington, D.C. area.