Will Artesia lawmaker Jim Townsend make a jump from the New Mexico House to the Senate? It appears so. On Wednesday, an nannouncement that Townsend will run for the Senate District 34 seat currently held by Alamagordo senator Ron Griggs. Other house memebrs from southeast New Mexico appear to be trying to make similar moves. Last week,. Representative Candy Spence Ezzell, of Roswell, announced her intent to run for the District 32 Senate seat being vacated by Cliff Pirtle.
Last month, speculation ran rampant after a false rumor from a fake Twitter account that Townsend had died.