Sen. Phil Griego, D-San Jose, has resigned from the New Mexico Senate.
The retirement announcement was read today on the Senate floor. There was no comment or discussion after his letter was read by the Senate chief clerk.
Griego, a five-term lawmaker who was the Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee chairman, has not been seen at the Capitol for the last two days as rumors swirled.
He has faced recent questions over his involvement in the 2014 sale of a state building in Santa Fe.