New Mexico Senate Republican Office
Immediate Release August 26, 2013
In reaction to the usurping of legislative function by some district courts and the lawless actions by some county clerks, State Senator Bill Sharer (R-Farmington) has this comment:
“Our legal team continues to review how to stop the usurping of the legislative function by some district court judges in regards to marriage in the state; and it continues to review how to stop the lawless actions of the Dona Ana County Clerk.
It is up the New Mexico State Legislature, with the consent of the Governor of New Mexico, to make laws and for county clerks and district court judges to abide by them. They do not make the laws.
It is inexplicable how a district court just today discovered a new definition of marriage in our laws, when our marriage law has not been changed in over a century.”
State Senator William Sharer has been re-elected
State Senator William Sharer has been re-elected to represent senate district 1. Late Tuesday evening it was announced that Bill won close to 71% of the vote from his district.