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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Friday, Congresswoman-elect Melanie Stansbury formally submitted her resignation from the legislature. She will officially leave her current statehouse office this coming Monday, when she will be sworn into her new position in the First Congressional District.

The Bernalillo County Commission is taking applications to fill her seat in the state legislature. Earlier this month, Democrat Stansbury defeated Republican Mark Moore by 24 points, filling the seat left open when Deb Haaland became interior secretary.

County commissioners will appoint someone to represent Stansbury’s state house district on Albuquerque’s northeast side. They are accepting applications from residents who live within the boundaries of House District 28 through June 18. A special meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 22 at 4 p.m. to appoint a replacement.

Those interested in applying should submit a cover letter and resume to the Bernalillo County Manager’s Office, Attention: Julie Morgas Baca, County Manager, Suite 10111, One Civic Plaza, NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87102 or via email to: manager@bernco.gov.


Correction: An earlier version of this story said she would leave her office on Monday, one week before she will be sworn into her new position, this has been corrected to her leaving on the same day she’s being sworn into her new position.