- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Days after the Public Regulation Commission was criticized for a public records lawsuit they quickly withdrew, the commission’s chief of staff will resign.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (https://bit.ly/1K7zgpz ) that Vincent Martinez submitted his resignation Wednesday, which will be his last day in the office. He will remain on the payroll until Aug. 28.

He received criticism for his handling of a lawsuit filed against The New Mexican that sought to prevent publication of some confidential documents accidentally given to a reporter as part of a response to a public records request. Later, the commission voted to drop the lawsuit.

Commissioners say Martinez’s departure is unrelated to the lawsuit. They say the commission will immediately start the process of naming an interim chief of staff.


Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com

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