NM: Public record dispute between former Sec. of State and AG intensifies

A legal fight between a lawyer for former New Mexico Secretary of State Mary Herrera and the state Attorney General’s Office over an unfilled public records request is escalating.

Herrera attorney A. Blair Dunn says the AG’s Office is “just playing games” by contending that it never received Dunn’s request for emails between the AG’s staff and two people Herrera fired in 2010 while she was secretary of state. He said Monday that the AG’s Office may be ignoring this and other records requests he’s made because of political and personal differences. Dunn is a Republican and the son of State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn. Attorney General Hector Balderas is a Democrat.