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Keith Gardner

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Keith Gardner
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Chief of Staff, Governor of New Mexico
Current
In office
2011 - present
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Minority Whip, New Mexico House of Representatives
Elections and appointments
AppointedChief of Staff
Appointed byGovernor of New Mexico
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Mexico House of Representatives District 66
2005 - 2011
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Keith Gardner is the chief of staff for Governor Susana Martinez. Gardner previously was a Republican member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing the 66th District from 2005-2011. He also served as Minority Whip.

On November 24, 2010, new Governor of New Mexico Susana Martinez named Gardner the chief of staff. New Mexico Watchdog reports that a member of the Legislative Council Service said that under the state Constitution, a House Representative can serve as the chief of staff because it is not a civil office. Therefore, Gardner intended to serve as a Representative and Martinez's chief of staff.[1] However, on January 14, 2011, a replacement -- Bob Wooley (R) -- was named in Gardner's place.[2]

Committee assignments

While a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, Gardner served on the following committees:

Elections

2010

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gardner won re-election to the 66th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

New Mexico House of Representatives General Election, District 66 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Keith Gardner (R) 5,719 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Gardner won re-election to the 66th District Seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives. Gardner had no challenger.[4]

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, Gardner collected $18,400 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Conocophillips $1,500
New Mexico Realtors Association $1,450
Pueblo of Santa Ana $1,000
Westland Development CO $1,000

Chief of Staff

Susana Martinez announced that Gardner will serve as her chief of staff.[6]


Keith Gardner on new job










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Political offices
Preceded by
Earlene Roberts
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 66
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Bob Wooley (R)