New Mexico Lt. Governor Traveling To Iowa

Lt. Gov. John Sanchez travels to Iowa next week to attend a meeting of the executive committee of the National Lieutenant Governors Association.

Sanchez announced the trip on Wednesday, saying he will report on an association trade mission to Germany that he was part of in September.

The association's executive committee meets in Des Moines next Monday and through Wednesday. The meeting features panel discussions on education, economic development and energy policy.

Sanchez, a former state legislator, took office last year as lieutenant governor. He was Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's running mate in the 2010 general election.

The association's members are government officials who are first in line of succession as governor, including lieutenant governors, secretaries of state and some state Senate presidents.

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