Secretary of state rules Sen. Mary Jane Garcia violated campaign laws

Mary Jane Garcia
New Mexico WatchdogNew Mexico Secretary of State Diana Duran has ruled that Sen. Mary Jane Garcia committed twelve separate violations of the Campaign Reporting Act and double-dipped by paying herself in campaign cash for travel expenses for which she was also reimbursed bythe State of New Mexico.   The Secretary of State fined Garcia $1,200 and has given her 10 days to provide an explanation of her conduct under penalty of perjury. The Secretary of State issued her ruling in response to a complaint by Bryan Steagall, campaign treasurer for Lee Cotter, the Republican challenging Garcia in the race to respresent the 36th Senatorial District.  Garcia, a Dona Ana Democrat, has served in the State Senate since 1988. Read more News New Mexico



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