SANTA FE (AP) — Two Democratic legislative leaders are asking New Mexico Attorney General Gary King to investigate whether a spokesman for Gov. Susana Martinez's Public Education Department broke the law by using state resources for political purposes.
The Albuquerque Journal reports (
http://bit.ly/M5Xf9P) that a King spokesman said Thursday that no investigation had been launched but that the attorney general was aware of the request.
In question is a May 2 email sent by Public Education Department spokesman Larry Behrens to the Republican governor's political consultant, Jay McCleskey.
The message, which both Behrens and McCleskey say was in response to a verbal records request, indicates PED employees and computers were used to compile a list of nonunion teachers and their state email addresses. That list of all state teachers were then sent to McCleskey.
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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.