|Chief of Staff|
| Assumed office|
Appointed by Governor Susana Martinez
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. However, on January 14, 2011, a replacement -- Bob Wooley (R) -- was named in Gardner's place.
While a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, Gardner served on the following committees:
- Business and Industry Committee, New Mexico House of Representatives
- Printing and Supplies Committee, New Mexico House of Representatives
- Rules and Order of Business Committee, New Mexico House of Representatives
- Taxation and Revenue Committee, New Mexico House of Representatives
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.
|New Mexico House of Representatives General Election, District 66 (2010)|
|Keith Gardner (R)||5,719||100%|
In 2008, Gardner collected $18,400 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2008 were:
|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.
- New Mexico Legislature - Representative Keith Gardner
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- New Mexico Votes profile
- ↑ "Breaking News: Rep. Keith Gardner becomes new Gov’s chief of staff," New Mexico Watchdog, November 24, 2010
- ↑ Capitol Report New Mexico "Governor appoints replacements to state legislature," January 14, 2011
- ↑ North Dakota 2010 General Election Results
- ↑ 2008 election results, New Mexico House of Representatives
- ↑ 2008 contributions
- ↑ "Keith Gardner on becoming new Gov’s chief of staff," New Mexico Watchdog, November 29, 2010
|New Mexico House of Representatives - District 66
| Succeeded by|
Bob Wooley (R)