HOUSE MEMORIAL 35
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2019
William “Bill” R. Rehm and James G. Townsend and Paul C. Bandy and Patricia A. Lundstrom and Mark Moores
REQUESTING THE STATE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION TO NAME THAT PORTION OF UNITED STATES HIGHWAY 285, FROM CLINES CORNERS TO ENCINO, AS THE "LARRY LARRAÑAGA CORRIDOR".
WHEREAS, Larry A. Larrañaga, a former legislator who represented house district 27, covering the northeast heights in Albuquerque, from 1995 to 2018, died on October 9, 2018 from a rare degenerative brain disorder; and
WHEREAS, Representative Larrañaga received a bachelor of science degree and a master's degree in engineering from the university of New Mexico; and
WHEREAS, prior to his legislative service, Representative Larrañaga was a cabinet secretary for the state highway and transportation department, now the department of transportation, and a former chief administrative officer for the city of Albuquerque; and
WHEREAS, Representative Larrañaga was highly respected by New Mexico leaders across the political spectrum; and
WHEREAS, Representative Larrañaga will be remembered for his honesty, integrity, generosity and willingness to serve others and is deserving of having his legacy memorialized;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that the state transportation commission be requested to name that portion of United States highway 285, from Clines Corners to Encino, as the "Larry Larrañaga Corridor"; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this memorial be transmitted to the department of transportation, the board of county commissioners of Torrance county and Larry Larrañaga's widow, Charletta Larrañaga.
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