State Land Commissioner-elect prepares to take office

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New Mexico Land Commissioner-elect Stephanie Garcia Richard is working to build a new team at the State Land Office as she prepares to take over and shift some of the priorities at the office.

Garcia Richard announced a new website where people can submit their resumes or request a meeting.

The State Land Office oversees oil and gas drilling, renewable energy projects, and trust land.

Money from oil and gas lease sales goes to places like schools and hospitals.

Garcia Richard says she wants to make New Mexico the leader in renewable energy and hold oil and gas accountable.

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