The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission voted 3-2 to remove outspoken Commissioner Theresa Becenti-Aguilar from her position as chairwoman and appointed Commissioner Stephen Fischmann to the leadership role.
The PRC met on the morning of Sept. 16 via Zoom. Becenti-Aguilar led the meeting at the beginning, but Fischmann took over after he was appointed on a 3-2 vote to the position of chairman.
At the end of the meeting, Fischmann said all five commissioners should be equals in terms of authority and the role of chairperson is simply to conduct the meetings. He said he will strive to ensure that every commissioner has a voice.