KUNM Call In Show 10/29, 8a: Secretary of State Dianna Duran resigned last week and pleaded guilty to charges including felony embezzlement for taking campaign donations and using them to gamble at local casinos. The deputy secretary of state is filling in, but what happens next?
Duran said she never touched public money and she remains eligible to collect her state pension. Do you think that's fair?
Gov. Susana Martinez is soliciting suggestions for a replacement. Whom should she nominate?
The secretary of state's office canceled plans for a public hearing on new campaign finance rules. What did those rules look like and do they stand a chance of being implemented now? Will the state be ready to administer presidential elections next year?
- Dan Boyd, capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal
- Trip Jennings, executive director, New Mexico in Depth
- Lonna Atkeson, political science professor, UNM
For further reading:
- ABQ Journal: Secretary of State resigns, pleads guilty
- NM in Depth: Dianna Duran's midnight resignation letter
- NMPolitics.Net: A timeline of the road to Duran's resignation
- KRQE: Embattled New Mexico official proposes new campaign finance rules