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For New Mexico Only
WHEREAS, Representative Larry A. Larrañaga served his country as a soldier in the U.S. Army, was a respected civil engineer, was a former Cabinet Secretary for the Highway Department, and served the New Mexico House of Representatives with distinction from 1995 until 2018;
WHEREAS, Representative Larrañaga rose through the ranks of the New Mexico House of Representatives to chair the House Appropriations and Finance Committee where he presided over the budget-writing committee from 2015 through 2016;
WHEREAS, during the 2017 legislative special session, Representative Larrañaga passed legislation which created a rainy-day fund intended to help New Mexico move forward through fluctuations in revenue;
WHEREAS, due to Representative Larrañaga’s insight, hundreds of millions of dollars are projected to be set aside in the rainy-day fund in July 2019, due to the oil-drilling boom in southeastern New Mexico;
WHEREAS, Representative Larrañaga was known as a tremendous leader and statesman with a strong voice for fiscal discipline and conservative values and who was able to work in a bipartisan fashion to get things done;
WHEREAS, while we mourn this incredible loss to our state, we celebrate Representative Larrañaga’s legacy of service and his countless accomplishments during his distinguished career; and we send heartfelt sympathy to his wife, Charletta, his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and extend our gratitude on behalf of all New Mexicans;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Susana Martinez, Governor of the State of New Mexico, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Laws of the State of New Mexico, do hereby order that all flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise on October 13, 2018, to sunset on October 13, 2018, the day Representative Larrañaga will be laid to rest.
**When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.
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