Megan Gleason, Source NMReporter, Source New Mexico
Megan Gleason is a journalist based in Albuquerque. She recently graduated from the University of New Mexico, where she served as the editor-in-chief of the Daily Lobo. Other work has appeared under the New Mexico Press Association as well as in the Independent, Gallup Sun and Silver City Daily Press.
Democrat Stephanie Garcia Richard has snagged another four years as New Mexico’s commissioner of public lands, according to a race call by the Associated Press. She’ll be in charge again of managing state land, its leases and mineral rights.
New Mexicans will decide in the General Election if a new official will come in to manage state land or go with an incumbent that supports renewable energy while overseeing the largest production from extractive businesses in state history.
Public lands commissioner candidates consider alternatives to fossil fuel extraction
Voters have through Saturday, Nov. 5 to vote early. Early voting is only at the county clerk’s offices until more voting locations open up when expanded early voting starts on Oct. 22.