ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Former Public Education Secretary Veronica Garcia has been selected to run a nonprofit group that advocates for social services and policies to help children and other needy New Mexicans.
Garcia will serve as executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children starting in June. She was hired last month by the Albuquerque-based group.
State Sen. Eric Griego, an Albuquerque Democrat, stepped down as the nonprofit's executive director last year to run for Congress.
Garcia was the state's first secretary of the Public Education Department and held the position under former Gov. Bill Richardson from 2003 until 2010. She is a former superintendent of the Santa Fe school district and has served as executive director of the New Mexico Coalition of School Administrators. She currently is president of a consulting business.
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New Mexico is located in the southwestern region of the U.S. Inhabited by Native American populations for many centuries, New Mexico has also been part of Imperial Spain, part of Mexico, and a U.S. territory.