87 vying for Block Jr.'s vacant PRC seat

From the Santa Fe New Mexican.com - The $90,000-a-year Public Regulation Commission seat being vacated by Jerome Block Jr. has attracted 87 applicants. The list includes lawyers, engineers, cops, state employees, business people, politicians and would-be politicians of every stripe — and even one New Mexican columnist. Gov. Susana Martinez will choose a successor for Block, who agreed to resign last week in a plea bargain for several felony counts. Block, who represents the northern commission district including Santa Fe, has until Oct. 13 to step down. The New Mexican previously reported Block's deadline was Friday. Faced with going through 87 résumés, Martinez has not committed to a deadline for selecting a new commissioner. "We are not operating on a particular timetable," Martinez spokesman Scott Darnell said Wednesday. He said the governor will "move quickly, but thoroughly, through a review of the applications, and finalists will be selected to receive interviews." Read more


Anonymous said...

The list of applicants for a seat on the PRC might decrease significantly if the salary were reduced by as little one-half. It is a temporary appointment anyway. Call this prudent action a BESRA, Block Economic Stimulus Recovery Act.

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