Wooley to fill vacant state House seat

January 16, 2011 • Local News

Bob Wooley, of Roswell, was appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez to fill a vacant legislative position in the state House of Representatives on Friday. Wooley will represent District 66, which covers parts of Chaves, Eddy, Lea and Roosevelt counties.

The post was vacated by House Minority Whip Keith Gardner, a Roswell Republican who became the governor’s chief of staff. “I was pleasantly surprised,” Wooley, 63, said. He added, “I’m excited, but I don’t think it has set in quite yet.” The Chaves County Board of Commissioners recommended Wooley to fill the position on Thursday, Jan. 13, at the urging of Gardner.

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