Ex-Albuquerque Mayor Chavez takes DC lobbying job

Posted at: 01/29/2013 4:18 PM
Updated at: 01/29/2013 4:21 PM
By: The Associated Press

Photo: Martin Chavez
Photo: Martin Chavez

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Former Albuquerque Mayor Marty Chavez has been hired by a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm.

Ibarra Strategy Group announced Tuesday that Chavez recently was hired to assist with "business development and strategic advice."

Chavez served as mayor of New Mexico's largest city for three terms before being defeated by current Mayor Richard Berry in 2009. He was also a former state senator and Democratic nominee for New Mexico governor.

Last year, the Georgetown Law School graduate lost a bid to Michelle Lujan Grisham for the Democratic nomination for New Mexico's 1st congressional district. Lujan Grisham won the nomination and captured the seat in the general election.

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