The four members of the state’s Public Regulation Commission that showed up to Tuesday’s meeting (Jerome Block Jr. was a no show) all signed a statement drafted by Chairman Pat Lyons urging the embattled Block to resign amid mounting allegations of criminal and ethical misconduct.
Here it the text of that statement signed by the present PRC members:
Each of the PRC Commissioners below are deeply troubled by the recent events surrounding the allegations against Commissioner Jerome Block. We wish the best for Jerome and his family while he deals with these issues and sincerely hope that he receives whatever help he needs to get through this.
As public officials, we are always mindful of the fact that New Mexicans have placed us in a position of maintaining public trust and ensuring that taxpayers dollars are utilized in an appropriate and transparent manner and for the benefit of New Mexico Citizens.
Given the allegations and recent evidence that has surfaced, we encourage and urge Commissioner Block to immediately resign his position as soon as possible.
We will continue to fully cooperate with the appropriate agencies and look forward to putting this unfortunate distraction behind us and focus our efforts on working diligently for the citizens of New Mexico.
A vote as to whether the PRC will elect to remove Block Jr. from his post as Vice Chair was pushed back until Thursday.
And here are some recent articles about whats been going on:
- PRC to Block: Immediately Resign (Steve Terrell’s Roundhouse Roundup)
- PRC member Jerome Block Jr.’s state vehicle searched