Bernalillo County commissioners on Tuesday appointed Democrat Marian Matthews, a retired lawyer and educator, to replace Rep. Bill Pratt in the New Mexico House of Representatives.
Marian Matthews is sworn in on Tuesday after the Bernalillo County Commission picked her to replace Rep. Bill Pratt, who died Christmas night. Holding the Bible is City Councilor Pat Davis. (Anthony Jackson/Albuquerque Journal)
Pratt, a Democrat, died Christmas night. He represented House District 27, which covers part of Albuquerque’s Northeast Heights, including neighborhoods along Academy NE.
Matthews’ term will last until Dec. 31, 2020.
Matthews, a former deputy attorney general in New Mexico, has worked at Central New Mexico Community College, teaching business law, among other classes.