Gov.-Elect Martinez Meets With Gov. Richardson

SANTA FE, N.M. – Martinez visited the Capitol on Tuesday and met privately with Richardson for nearly an hour. The governor told her he was committed to a smooth transition between now and when she takes office on Jan. 1.

Martinez said the governor promised to leave her a note on his last day in office offering some advice on the governorship.

A Richardson spokesman said the governor raised several issues during the meeting, including the film industry, initiatives to fight drunken driving, pre-kindergarten, commuter rail and a commercial spaceport.

In last week's election, Martinez defeated Democrat Diane Denish, the lieutenant governor since 2003.