The State Senate will have a full 42 members on Friday after Ted Barela is sworn in to represent District 39.
The swearing-in will take place in Estancia on Friday. Barela will be sworn in by Magistrate Pro Tem Steve Jones in a public ceremony at the Estancia Community Center at 3:00 p.m.
The former mayor of Estancia will replace Phil Griego, who resigned after admitting to violating the state constitution by benefiting from a real estate deal made possible by legislation passed in the Legislature.
Barela will be sworn in two weeks to the day after Martinez made the announcement.
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