Even though he appears to be the new mayor of Albuquerque, Rep. R.J. Berry joins Rep. Jose Campos, the mayor of Santa Rosa, in a small group in Santa Fe of state lawmakers with experience heading cities.
House Minority whip Tom Taylor is in that club, too, sort of. He's a former mayor of Farmington. And, former Rep. Tom Swisstack is now the mayor of Rio Rancho.
Any of tonight's winners would have been in the club, though; Berry's opponents in the mayoral race are also both former state lawmakers, Richard Romero from Downtown and Marty Chavez from the West Side.