House Speaker Ben Lujan Has Died

Ben Lujan

House Speaker Ben Lujan, 77, passed away Tuesday evening with his wife Carmen and children, including U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan at his side.

Lujan had been battling lung cancer and announced during the 2012 Legislative Session that he would not seek re-election as Speaker of the New Mexico House of Representatives.

He had served as House Speaker since 1975.

Lujan lived in Santa Fe and represented District 46 in Santa Fe County.

 

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