Rep. Stapleton Resigns from the New Mexico House of Representatives
Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Representative Sheryl Williams Stapleton resigned from the New Mexico House of Representatives, including from her position as House Majority Leader. Her letter of resignation is attached.
In response, Speaker of the House Brian Egolf, House Majority Whip Doreen Gallegos, and House Majority Caucus Chair D. Wonda Johnson issued the following statement:
“Given the weight of the allegations against Rep. Stapleton and the ongoing investigation, her resignation from the House is appropriate and in the best interest of the Legislature and the state. There is important work to be done for the people of New Mexico, and House Democrats and our strong leadership team will continue to remain focused on serving our constituents and moving our great state forward.”
The House Democratic Caucus will meet tomorrow, Saturday, July 31 to discuss Stapleton’s resignation and the future of the position of House Majority Leader. More information on any developments from that meeting will be shared with the media once available.
The Bernalillo County Commission will be responsible for appointing a new member to carry out the remainder of Rep. Stapleton’s current term.