Saturday, April 9, 2011

New Mexico State Representative Jeannette Wallace

We just received word that New Mexico State Representative and our friend, Jeannette Wallace, died this morning, after being in poor health for several months.

Jeannette served the NM legislature from District 43, which included Los Alamos County, and parts of Sandoval and Santa Fe County, since 1991. Among the committees she served on was the important Legislative Finance Committee. She was a whiz at assessing the stte government and how to improve it.

We knew Jeannette for several years, since moving here and getting involved in state politics. She was smart as a whip, such an interesting person, and just as feisty as they come. In 20 years, her enthusiasm as a legislator did not seem to have diminished. She worked hard to make our state a better place.

In 2010, she was in a tough race for re-election, and we worked hard to get her re-elected to the NM House.

I really liked her personally, and enjoyed the times I got to converse with her. She will be missed greatly in New Mexico.

Rest in peace, honorable lady and my friend.

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