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Ryan Lane, attorney and business owner, elected to lead NM House Republicans

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Rep. Ryan Lane, R-Aztec

SANTA FE — Republicans in the state House will have a new leadership slate in the upcoming legislative session — as will the Democrats — after choosing Rep. Ryan Lane of Aztec as the GOP floor leader.

Lane, 40, succeeds outgoing House Minority Leader James Townsend, who didn’t seek reelection to the post, which he’d held for four years.

The leadership transition comes after Republicans failed to make the gains they’d hoped in the general election.

Democrats held on to their 45 seats in the House, and Republicans picked up one district held by a conservative-leaning independent, pushing their total to 25, according to unofficial results.

The results in two House races, however, were so close that they will trigger an automatic recount.

Lane, an attorney who owns an ice cream shop with his wife, said he and the Republican caucus will be strong advocates for conservative principles,…

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