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SANTA FE – The woman who was challenging House Speaker Brian Egolf for the District 47 seat is ending her campaign amid an investigation into allegations of embezzlement and fraud brought by her former campaign manager.
Lyla June Johnston, 30, announced this week that she was dropping out of the race and redirecting her energy to fighting climate change.
“We are pivoting our campaign, our time, and our resources to support Youth United for Climate Crisis Action’s (YUCCA) climate emergency campaign and their work to develop a policy platform that addresses the very real threat to our future,” Johnston said in a post on her Facebook page. “Although this is bittersweet, we are excited to use the momentum of this campaign to supercharge the youth-led climate movement.”