b'2022 WPMA State ReportNEW MEXICO Petroleum Marketers Association ReportRuben Baca NMPMAExecutive DirectorPresident Vice President EMA Director & ImmediateState Executive DirectorJudge Dobrient Alex Hodges-Past PresidentLeland GouldSwinford Tom Hennessy NMPMA AlbuquerqueNew Mexico has a new Board of Directors and State Executive.The new President is Judge Dobrient, Vice President is Alexandra Hodges-Swinford, and EMA director is Tom Hennessy. The new State Executive is Leland Gould. I am retiring at the end of the year, and at the Convention, the NM Association presented me with a plaque and a beautiful watch. WPMA gave me a gift box from Omaha Steaks. I want to express my gratitude to WPMA and all the members of our Association for allowing me to serve you this past 24 years. I have always represented the interests of the Association to the best of my ability and Im sure Leland will provide the same quality of leadership on legislative issues during his tenure.At the time of writing this article, the election has not been held, so I have no news to report but I do believe it will be a close race between Michelle Lujan-Grisham and Mark Ronchetti for Governor. President Biden came to New Mexico campaigning for Lujan-Grisham, and Governor Ron Desantis from Florida came to support Ronchett. Vice Presi-dent Harris came to campaign for Gabe Vasquez. I think Yvette Harrel will be re-elected.Upcoming EventThe Convention and Trade Showwill be August 21-23, 2023 and will be held atSandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque, so mark your calendars.I wish everyone a very Merry Christmasand a happy and prosperous New Year!SWPMA News / Winter 202219'