By the way… DPS Secretary nominated by Gov.-elect Susana Martinez

Posted: December 1, 2010 in Uncategorized
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I didn’t post this yesterday when it happened (there was an AP story in Wednesday’s New Mexican written by Barry Massey about it), but Gov.-elect Susana Martinez on Tuesday announced her nominee for Department of Public Safety Secretary.

She tabbed former U.S. Marshal Gorden E. Eden Jr., who was marshal in the state from 2002 until early this year and was director for Motor Vehicle Division from Nov. 1997 through May 2002 under Gov. Gary Johnson. Eden also worked at DPS from 1991-95.

His appointment is subject to state Senate confirmation.

I asked New Mexico State Police Lt. Eric Garcia what he thought of the selection for Eden. Here is what Garcia said:

Eden has a solid background with a wealth of experience. His grass root knowledge of New Mexico DPS  makes him that much more valuable.

Eden replaces outgoing DPS Secretary John Denko, who has served in just about every law enforcement capacity in this state through the years, including police chief here in Santa Fe.

  1. […] the requests, Martinez has tabbed former U.S. Marshal Gorden E. Eden Jr. as her choice for DPS secretary. Good pick, from what many have told me. I hope the state police […]

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