Half-Staff Alert for January 8, 2015
New Mexico Only

Santa Fe — Governor Susana Martinez has issued an executive order for flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, January 8, 2015 in honor and mourning of State Representative Phillip Archuleta who passed away December 16, 2014. There will be a public memorial service tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m. at the New Mexico State Capitol. Representative Archuleta served the people of the 36th House District.

The full text of the Governor’s executive order is below:

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2015-001

FLAGS FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF IN HONOR AND MOURNING OF

REPRESENTATIVE PHILLIP ARCHULETA


WHEREAS, Representative Phillip Archuleta, who honorably served the State of New Mexico as a Member of the House of Representatives, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2014, at the age of 65;

WHEREAS, Representative Archuleta dedicated his life to public service throughout his career, whether working on labor law issues for the New Mexico Department of Labor, or serving his constituents as a state representative;

WHEREAS, Representative Archuleta was elected by the people of the 36th House District in Doña Ana County to serve as a state representative in 2012; WHEREAS, Representative Archuleta served on the House Health and Human Resources Interim Committee, the Land Grant Interim Committee, the Courts and Correction Interim Committee, the Water and Natural Resources Interim Committee, and the Subcommittee on Drought;

WHEREAS, Representative Archuleta’s passing is a loss to all New Mexicans, especially those of the 36th House District; and,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Susana Martinez, Governor of the State of New Mexico, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the Laws of the State of New Mexico, do hereby order that all flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, January 8, 2015, in honor and mourning of Representative Archuleta. The thoughts and prayers of the people of New Mexico go out to his family, along with heartfelt thanks for his service.

SIGNED AT THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE THIS 7th DAY OF JANUARY 2015

WITNESS MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO

SUSANA MARTINEZ
GOVERNOR





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