Former legislator Fabian Chavez Jr. has died

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) — A former New Mexico legislator has died.
    
Fabian Chavez Junior, a democrat, passed away Sunday at the age of 88.
    
Chavez was elected to the house in 1950 and to the senate in 1956, becoming majority floor leader five years later.
    
He lost a close race for governor in 1968 and ran again in 1982, losing in the democratic primary.
    
Chavez served as an assistant U.S. commerce secretary in President Jimmy Carter's administration.

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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.
 
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