Rep. Anna Crook, R-Clovis, says she is retiring from the Legislature, joining four other New Mexico lawmakers so far not seeking re-election this year.
Crook has served in the New Mexico House of Representatives since 1995.
Her retirement from the House District 64 seat in Curry County was relayed by the state Republican Party. “We are incredibly grateful for her years of service,” said chairman John Billingsley.
Earlier announcing plans to not seek re-election were: House Majority Leader Rick Miera, D-Albuquerque: Rep. Tom Taylor, R-Farmington, the former House GOP floor leader; Rep. Henry “Kiki” Saavedra, D-Albuquerque, the chairman of the House Appropriations and Finance Committee; and Rep. Nate Cote, D-Organ.
Filing day for candidates for all 70 seats in the New Mexico House of Representative is March 11. Senate seats are not up for election until 2016.