Farmington Rep. Rod Montoya will serve as House Republican whip

The Daily Times staff
State Rep. Rod Montoya

FARMINGTON — A state representative from Farmington has been selected to serve as the House Republican whip.

Rep. Rod Montoya, R-Farmington, was chosen Sunday to be the House Republican whip for a second time, according to a press release.

Montoya was re-elected to his third term earlier this month after running unopposed in the election. He represents House District 1, which includes Farmington and part of Aztec. In addition, he previously has served as the San Juan County Republican Party chairman and the second vice chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico. He worked as Lt. Gov. John Sanchez's chief of staff in 2011.

“I appreciate my fellow caucus members for their support, and I look forward to working with the new leadership team,” said Montoya in the press release. “Our caucus is ready to get to work to on the important issues before us.”