(From the office of State Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis)
State Senator Clint Harden District 7 announced today that he would retire at the end of this term:
Senator Harden said “In the last few days countless constituents, friends and supporters have asked me if I will seek re-election for the New Mexico Senate. It is in the best interest of all concerned that I have moved up my announcement that I will retire at the end of my term.”
Senator Harden has served his constituents and the people of New Mexico for the past 18 years. Clint was appointed to serve as Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Labor by Governor Gary Johnson in 1995. During his tenure, he served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Work Force Development Agencies. Clint was a member of Governor Johnson’s School to Work Advisory Board, Pardon and Parole Committee, State Work Force Development Board, Children, Youth and Families Interagency Coordinating Group and Chairman of Cabinet Council on Welfare Reform. Clint received numerous awards including the National Employers Council as Administrator of the Year. He chaired and served on regional and national panels and has lectured on topics including career ladders and rural economic development.
“ I am looking forward to finishing my term representing my constituents on the interim committees to which I have been assigned.”
Senator Harden has served as a State Senator for District Seven representing parts of Curry, San Miguel, Taos and all of Quay, Harding, Union and Colfax Counties for the past 10 years. He serves on the Senate Judiciary and Conservation Committees. His committee assignments include Soil and Water Conservation Committee, New Mexico Finance Authority Oversight Committee, Rural Economic Development Committee, Courts and Corrections Committee, Health and Human Services Committee, Welfare Reform Oversight Committee. Senator Harden has been recognized for his leadership by the Voices of Children, the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, the New Mexico Mining Association and the two year Community College Association to name a few.
“I am honored and consider it a privilege to have worked for and with the people of this great State.”