- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez has ordered flags across the state to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset in honor of state Rep. Phillip Archuleta.

The Las Cruces Democrat died last month from complications of pneumonia. He was 65.

Archuleta was elected to the New Mexico House in 2012 after defeating Andy Nunez and Mike Tellez. His District 36 seat in southern New Mexico covered a large portion of Dona Ana County.

He missed the 2014 New Mexico legislative session due to poor health and lost re-election to Nunez.

Archuleta was known as a labor and civil right advocate.

A public memorial service was planned Thursday at the State Capitol in Santa Fe.

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