As the House of Representatives prepares to elect a new Speaker of the House Thursday, all incoming representatives of New Mexico have thrown their support behind Nancy Pelosi.
That includes Rep. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico.
He will also serve in a leadership role in the House Democratic Caucus after winning his election.
As assistant speaker, Lujan will have the party’s number four leadership slot in the House.
That’s just below the Speaker, Majority Leader and Whip.