NM to welcome newest state senator Friday

Posted at: 10/25/2012 8:59 PM
By: Whitney Jones, KOB.com

Photo: Pat Woods
Photo: Pat Woods

New Mexico's newest State Senator will be sworn into office Friday.

Republican Pat Woods of Broadview, New Mexico will take his oath of office administered by District Court Judge Ted Hartley at the Curry County Courthouse in Clovis Friday afternoon.

Woods, who is a farmer and rancher, will represent District 7 which includes portions of Curry, and Quay and all of  Union Counties.  

Woods was appointed to the post seat by Governor Susana Martinez to replace Republican Senator Clint Harden, of Clovis. Harden resigned from his seat earlier this month after deciding not to run for re-election.

Woods is the only candidate on the ballot in the general election for District 7 and would have taken office in January 2013.

He will be one of 42 State Senators.

All of the Senate seats are up for election this November.