Former auditor candidate dies
Errol Chavez, last year’s Republican state auditor candidate who was diagnosed with brain cancer weeks before the election, has died.
Senate Minority Leader Stuart Ingle asked his colleagues for a moment of silence today after announcing that Chavez died last night with family at his side.
From a Senate GOP news release:
“During his thirty-one-year tenure at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Chavez conducted money laundering investigations; directed the administration’s policy implementation in Europe, Latin America and the United States; and supervised several hundred agents in various assignments.
“After retiring from DEA, Chavez became the executive director of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), a federal drug-prohibition enforcement program. In this position, Chavez was responsible for administering and auditing $11 million of federal funds directed to law enforcement agencies and prosecutors in New Mexico.
“Chavez served as president of both the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association and the International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association, an international law enforcement organization with 12,000 members.”
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