Ex-Congressman Lujan Honored For Bipartisanship

KRWG News – ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Former Republican Congressman Manuel Lujan and the late Democratic Gov. Bruce King and his wife, Alice, are among New Mexicans being honored with "Spirit of Bipartisanship" awards by the public policy group New Mexico First.

The awards will be made on May 25 at an annual lecture hosted by the group.

Lujan served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1969 to 1989.

King was elected governor in 1970, 1978 and 1990. He died in 2009, about a year after his wife died.

Several legislators are receiving "Spirit of Bipartisanship" awards, including four as "rising stars:" Democratic state Sens. Tim Keller of Albuquerque and George Munoz of Gallup and Republic state Reps. Cathrynn Brown of Carlsbad and Conrad James of Albuquerque.

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