Martinez Names House Minority Leader Chief Of Staff

New Mexico – Gov.-elect Susana Martinez on Wednesday named state House Minority Whip Keith Gardner of Roswell as her chief of staff.

Gardner, who represents Chaves, Eddy, Lea and Roosevelt counties in the House, is the managing partner of Sprint Sports Rehabilitation Clinic in Roswell.

Martinez also named Ryan Cangiolosi as deputy chief of staff overseeing boards and commissions and constituent services and Brian Moore as deputy chief of staff and legislative director overseeing policy.

She also appointed Jessica Hernandez as general counsel, Matthew Stackpole as assistant general counsel, Scott Darnell as communications director and Matt Kennicott as director of policy and planning.

Martinez says they will be the nucleus of her team.

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