New Mexico’s first gentleman gets job in Las Cruces

October 7, 2018

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The first gentleman of New Mexico is the new deputy assessor in a southern New Mexico county.

Chuck Franco told KVIA-TV in El Paso this week that he and his wife, Gov. Susana Martinez, are moving back to Las Cruces and he will be Dona Ana County’s deputy assessor.

Franco says the governor, formerly the Dona Ana County district attorney, will likely return to law after she leaves Santa Fe.

Franco replaces County Assessor Andy Segovia’s outgoing deputy. Segovia terms out in November.

Franco will only have the position for the next three months.

Martinez is barred from running for a third term for governor.

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