The Associated Press
RIO RANCHO — Longtime New Mexico governmental official Lou Gallegos has died at the age of 72.
Gallegos was chief of staff for former Republican Gov. Gary Johnson and former U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici. He also served in the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Interior departments.
Gallegos died Saturday after a long illness.
Gallegos served as Johnson's chief of staff from 1995 to 2001. He helped coordinate implementation of a welfare-to-work program and managed care administration of Medicaid.