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Marian Matthews Sworn-in to Fill State District 27 Legislative Seat


The Bernalillo County Board of County Commissioners, at a special meeting today, appointed Marian Matthews to fill the District 27 seat of the New Mexico House of Representatives.

Matthews has a background in law and has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico, School of Law. Matthews has been an instructor at CNM, director of development at PB&J Family Services and worked for the New Mexico Attorney General’s office. Mathews also holds a marketing certificate from the Robert O. Anderson School of Management at UNM.

The New Mexico House of Representatives District 27 is located in the northeast heights of the City of Albuquerque, in Bernalillo County. A map of District 27 is located here on the New Mexico Legislature’s website.

Representative Bill Pratt passed away on Christmas night at the age of 84.

Dr.Pratt was chosen by the Bernalillo County Commission in October of 2018 to replace longtime representative, Larry Larranaga.

The county received 10 applications, for consideration for the District 27 seat vacancy, with one application rescinded.

Commissioners voted 5-0 in favor of the Matthews appointment.

Matthews was sworn-in to office by Bernalillo County Clerk Linda Stover immediately following the special commission meeting.

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