So it's a little early to be thinking about the 2012 elections, (or at least that's what I thought) but Republican Victor Marquez says he plans to run against U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan.
Marquez is a 36-year old Santa Fean who graduated from St. Mike's High School in 1991. He has an active secret clearance, works at the New Mexico Joint Operations Center at the Army National Guard and is a contract private investigator and director of operations with the Worldwide Investigations and Intelligence Group.
He seems excited about his candidacy and plans to make a formal announcement and publish a website later. I will of course write more about Marquez as I learn more, and as we get a little closer to the election. (We political reporters do deserve a break from the campaign trail every once and a while, right?)