Richard D. Ellenberg
Democratic Party of New Mexico Chair Richard D. Ellenberg resigned today after coming under criticism for his response to sexual misconduct allegations levied against state union leader Jon Hendry and former Dona Ana County Commissioner John Vasquez.
The Democratic Party of New Mexico issued the following statement:
“Our country and our state are in an incredible moment in which survivors of sexual harassment and sexual assault feel empowered to come forward, and the Democratic Party of New Mexico has taken upon itself to be a leader on this issue. Chair Ellenberg has taken responsibility for the fact that he has more to learn and has stepped down.
“We encourage everyone to strive to end a culture of sexual harassment in our state. We will be moving forward to ensure our Party is an ally for the countless women who have come forward and working to change our culture so everyone is treated with respect and professionalism in the workplace.”