SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two members of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission are calling on the executive director of a clean-energy nonprofit to resign, claiming she violated federal law by also heading a political action committee.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports commissioners Sandy Jones and Lynda Lovejoy, who are both running for re-election, claim New Energy Economy Executive Director Mariel Nanasi is leading Responsible Leadership NM, which is supporting the incumbents’ opponents in the Democratic primary next month.
Nanasi says she did not violate law. She says she has contributed personally to the PAC but is not a founder or director of it.
Nanasi says the commissioners’ efforts for her to resign are an attempt to deflect attention from other issues. Nanasi has been a frequent critic of the commission.
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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.santafenewmexican.com