- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 9, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - State Sen. George Munoz has announced that he’ll run next year for New Mexico land commissioner.

Munoz, a Gallup Democrat, said his top priority if he’s elected would be to generate a more stable revenue stream for state public schools and universities.

He says he would support an “all of the above” approach to using state trust land, while touting an increase in wind and solar energy exports as one way to generate more state revenue.

Munoz’s announcement on Tuesday adds another high-profile name running for the open statewide office. Two other Democrats - Garrett VeneKlasen and former Land Commissioner Ray Powell - have also launched campaigns. Former land commissioner Pat Lyons is the only Republican candidate so far.


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