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Spence‐Ezell serves as House Speaker of the Day

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SANTA FE — Candy Spence-Ezell, state representative from District 58, led the morning session of the New Mexico State Legislature Tuesday as Speaker of the Day.

Spence-Ezell presided over the morning’s business, which included general housekeeping, committee reports, and the introduction of bills, and also opened a joint session with the Senate and guest Congressman Steve Pearce (R-N.M.).

In addition, it was announced Tuesday that Spence-Ezell has been chosen to receive the 2015 Senator Ben D. Altamirano Award for Legislative Excellence by the New Mexico Mining Association for her commitment to the state’s mining community.

The nonpartisan award is based on legislative service and takes into consideration public service and dedication to the mining industry over an extended period. Legislators may only receive the award once in their lifetimes.

“The mining community across the state – especially the Potash Mines in Eddy County – are a proven job creator,” Spence-Ezell said in a statement. “And while I am honored to receive Mining Association’s recognition this year, I will continue to advocate on behalf of our mines as we work to bring more jobs here to New Mexico.”

Spence-Ezell has served as a state representative since 2005 and resides in Chaves County.

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