Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff For NM Lawmaker

Aug 20, 2013

Gov. Susana Martinez has ordered that flags on all state buildings be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Tuesday to honor and mourn a deceased New Mexico legislator.

State Rep. Stephen Easley died Wednesday after a prolonged illness.

The 60-year-old Democrat from Santa Fe was in his first term in the New Mexico Legislature. Easley was elected in 2012 to a district covering parts of Santa Fe, Torrance and Valencia counties.

Martinez issued her executive order to honor Easley on Monday.

She says Easley "was passionate about public service" and was an advocate for advancements in telemedicine and access to behavioral health services.

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