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Sandoval County treasurer enters race for US House seat

July 3, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico county treasurer has entered the crowded race for Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján’s seat.

Sandoval County Treasurer Laura Montoya announced her candidacy Tuesday for the 3rd Congressional District.

She was elected treasurer in 2012 and reelected in 2016. She previously worked as a constituent services representative for former Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman

The other Democratic candidates include First Judicial District Attorney Marco Serna, attorney Teresa Leger Fernandez, state Rep. Joseph Sanchez, and former CIA operative and author Valerie Plame.

Luján plans to run for Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Udall’s seat.

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