Posted at: 01/12/2013 11:28 AM
By: The Associated Press
PHOTO: Rod Adair
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Departing state Sen. Rod Adair has been hired to head a state department that oversees elections.
Secretary of State Dianna Duran told the Albuquerque Journal on Friday that the conservative Roswell Republican could start the job, which will pay about $80,000, as early as next week.
Duran says Adair will be the administrator of a division that includes human resources, public policy, and elections and related matters, such as campaign finance reporting and ethics Adair is a demographer, a redistricting expert and a Republican strategist who has helped Duran and other GOP candidates.
He was a vocal critic of the Secretary of State's Office when it was run by Duran's Democratic predecessors. Duran, also a Republican, served in the state Senate with Adair.
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