- Associated Press - Monday, April 29, 2019

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Democrats have re-elected its chairwoman who ushered in a Democratic sweep of statewide offices and strengthened its House majority last year.

The party said Marg Elliston of Corrales was re-elected with 85% of the vote Sunday during the semi-annual Democratic Party of New Mexico State Central Committee meeting. She will serve a 2-year term.

The body also elected Marcus Porter of Albuquerque to serve as Democratic Party of New Mexico vice chair at large.

Elliston first became party chair in April 2018 to fill out the term left vacant by Richard Ellenberg’s resignation. Ellenberg stepped down after defending a prominent figure in the state’s film industry who had been facing sexual misconduct allegations.

Elliston is the wife of former Democratic U.S. Sen. Fred Harris of Oklahoma.

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