ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A freshman legislator preparing for his second legislative session has died following a prolonged illness.
Rep. Stephen Easley, a Democrat, lived in Eldorado southeast of Santa Fe and served District 50, which covers parts of Santa Fe, Bernalillo, Torrance and Valencia counties.
In February during his first session he introduced a bill to band certain semi-automatic weapons and magazines that hold 10 or more rounds. That bill narrowly failed.
Easley, 60, died following a prolonged illness.
He is survived by his wife, two children, and two grandchildren.
Before moving to the Santa area Easley was a city commissioner in Alamogordo.
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