NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The New Mexico House Democrats now have new party leadership in the chamber. The Democratic Caucus on Saturday announced House Majority Whip Doreen Gallegos of Las Cruces will serve as acting Majority Floor Leader.


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She’s temporarily replacing State Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton. The lawmaker representing southeast Albuquerque since the 90s resigned Friday amid the criminal investigation against her. The state attorney general raided her home Wednesday on a slew of corruption accusations, like racketeering, money laundering, and getting kickbacks.

The caucus will hold elections in the coming weeks to select its new house majority floor leader.