SANTA FE — Today, it was announced that former State Senator Carroll Leavell passed away at the age of 86. Senator Leavell served in District 41, representing Eddy and Lea counties, from 1997 to 2018.
The Senate Republican Caucus issued the following statement mourning his passing:
"Senator Leavell will be remembered as a statesman and leader of the utmost integrity. As a longtime member of the Senate, he put the needs of his constituents ahead of politics and he was widely respected by members on both sides of the aisle. Senator Leavell will be dearly missed and we send our deepest condolences to his family during this difficult time."