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Earlier this month, the New Mexico State Legislature recognized Public Regulation Commissioner Lynda Lovejoy for her accomplishments and her service.

Lawmakers recognized Lovejoy on Native Indian Day on Feb. 5 during the legislative session in Santa Fe.

On the PRC, Lovejoy represents District 4 in northwestern New Mexico. She has served as PRC commissioner from 1999 to 2006 and was re-elected to that post in 2014.

Lovejoy was the first Native American women to serve in the New Mexico House of Representatives and as a member of the Senate. She was elected as a Representative in 1988 and served for 10 years. She was a senator from 2007 to 2012.

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