On January 14, 2011, Governor Martinez announced that she had appointed Bob Wooley, of Roswell, to serve as Representative from House District 66. House District 66 was vacated by Keith Gardner when Gardner was selected by Martinez as her chief of staff.
Wooley had no government experience when selected by Martinez. The governor said she tapped Wooley to “get our state back on track and create a brighter future for New Mexico’s families and businesses.”
But again, Martinez ignored that Wooley also had been alleged to mistreat a woman. In 1995, Janna Wooley filed a petition for temporary restraining order and a complaint for domestic violence against Bob Wooley (Roswell District Court case DM-199501008).
The temporary restraining order was granted but was dismissed about a week later upon request of both parties.
Despite being acutely aware that domestic violence victims often drop cases because of intimidation, Martinez felt Wooley was the right person to lead her agenda forward.
(See the documents here).