- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A state representative in New Mexico says he would continue to serve in the Legislature even if he lands a job as an attorney for Bernalillo County.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1OG8APX ) that Rep. Ken Martinez, a Grants Democrat, is one of seven finalists for the county job. If selected, Martinez says he would like to fill the position while continuing to serve as a lawmaker, at least until his term ends in 2016.

He says he wants to finish what he started.

Bernalillo County commissioners plan to interview candidates Thursday, and Chairwoman Maggie Hart Stebbins says the issue will probably come up.

While holding both positions is legal, Republican Commissioner Wayne Johnson says he doesn’t think it’s easy to “serve two masters,” for Martinez or anybody else.

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

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