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10:32 am
Sat January 12, 2013

Outgoing GOP Senator Hired To Oversee New Mexico Elections

Credit NM Sec. of State Dianna Duran / Official photo

Departing state Sen. Rod Adair has been hired to head a state department that oversees elections. Secretary of State Dianna Duran says the conservative Roswell Republican could start the job, which will pay about $80,000, as early as next week. Duran says Adair will be the administrator of a division that includes human resources, public policy, and elections and related matters, such as campaign finance reporting and ethics

Adair is a demographer, a redistricting expert and a Republican strategist who has helped Duran and other GOP candidates. He was a vocal critic of the Secretary of State's Office when it was run by Duran's Democratic predecessors.

Duran, also a Republican, served in the state Senate with Adair.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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