SANTA FE ―Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced the appointment of Sen. Cisco McSorley (D-Bernalillo) as director of the Probation and Parole Division within the New Mexico Corrections Department.
Sen. McSorley has been a member of the New Mexico Legislature since 1984, serving 12 years in the House of Representatives and 22 years in the Senate, under six different administrations. He currently sits on the Senate Conservation and Judiciary Committees, and serves as Co-Chair of the Tobacco Settlement Revenue Oversight Interim Committee.
“Senator McSorley has been a champion for civil rights, civil liberties, public education, criminal justice reform, and the environment both here in the Senate and during his tenure in the House,” Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth said. “And while it is a sad day for the Senate to be losing one of our leading voices on such important issues, we are fortunate to have him serve in the Lujan Grisham administration in a role so well-suited to his passions and strengths. We look forward to working with him in this new capacity.”
“On behalf of the entire Senate, I want to thank Senator McSorley for his years of service in the New Mexico Legislature,” Senate Pro-Tem Mary Kay Papen said. “He truly served his constituents and fought tirelessly for their needs, being elected and re-elected a dozen times over the course of his legislative career. Senator McSorley has been an important voice for our Caucus and whoever is selected to replace him will have some big shoes to fill.”
The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners will now be tasked with naming Sen. McSorley’s replacement.