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Governor Orders Flags Lowered for Former State Rep. David Salman

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Flags will be flown at half-staff from Thursday through Friday sundown in honor of Salman, who died Feb. 28

Gov. Bill Richardson has ordered flags lowered in New Mexico from Thursday through sundown Friday in honor of former state Rep. David Salman, who died on Feb. 28 at age 74.

Richardson said in a proclamation issued Tuesday that Salman’s “service and dedication to New Mexico will always be remembered.”

Salman served in the Legislature from 1969-1978, including eight years as majority floor leader, according to a news release from the Governor’s Office. Salman represented House District 69, which is in Mora, Harding and San Miguel counties.

The news release said Salman also served on the New Mexico Highlands University Board of Regents from 1963-1969, the New Mexico Arts Commission for seven years and the New Mexico State Game Commission for four years.

Salman is survived by his wife, Marilyn Salman; sons, Jeff Salman and Zachary Lovelady; daughter, Bree Bornemeir; brother, William Salman; sister, Frances Koenig; and four grandchildren, according to the news release.

Richardson said in his proclamation ordering flags flown at half-staff in honor of Salman that the “thoughts and prayers of the people of New Mexico go out to his family as well as a heartfelt appreciation for his dedicated service.”