Sandia Pueblo governor dies

New Mexico (AP) October 2010

Sandia Pueblo Gov. Joe Lujan has died. KRQE-TV reports Lujan passed away last week after a lengthy illness.

Tribal officials couldn’t immediately provide Lujan’s age or a list of his survivors.

Lujan was governor of the pueblo since January 2009.

New Mexico U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich says Lujan was a good friend and a great leader and will be missed.

There’s no word yet on funeral plans.