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Patricia Lundstrom

Patricia Lundstrom


Patricia “Patty” Lundstrom has been a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives since 2001. She serves as the chair of the joint House-Senate Legislative Finance Committee and the House Appropriations and Finance Committee.

Lundstrom is the founding executive director of the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation, a role she has held since 2012. From 1985 to 2009, she served as executive director of the Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments, a federally designated economic development and planning district. She can be reached at

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