Alamogordo Mayor Switches Parties

Las Cruces, NM – Alamogordo Mayor Steve Brockett switched his party registration from Republican to Democratic on Tuesday.

The mayor who is up re-election in 2010 says he's never considered himself a liberal or a conservative.

In a press release, Brockett accused Republicans of not being open to working across party lines. He adds that Democrats have done a good job of bringing everyone together.

New Mexico Democratic Party Chairman Brian Colon says they're honored Mayor Brockett decided to join the Democratic Party.
Brockett's wife and eighteen year old daughter also switched parties.