Secretary Fouratt Confirmed
In March, the NM Senate unanimously confirmed Cabinet Secretary Gregory J. Fouratt to continue his leadership over the NM Department of Public Safety. Secretary Fouratt was appointed by Governor Susana Martinez and began overseeing the Department of Public Safety on March 15, 2014.
Secretary Fouratt has a highly qualified background to lead the Department of Public Safety. He served as a prosecutor at the US Attorney’s Office in NM for seventeen years, prosecuting the full range of narcotics, firearm, racketeering, immigration, and violent crimes, including death penalty prosecutions.
From January 2008 until May 2010, Secretary Fouratt served by appointment of the US District Court as US Attorney for NM. In that capacity, he was the chief federal law enforcement officer.
Secretary Fouratt is also a military veteran. From 1988 to 2012, he served on active duty in the US Air Force and the Air Force Reserve. He retired in September 2012, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Raised in Roswell, Secretary Fouratt received his Bachelor of Arts degree from NMU and his Master from Golden Gate University in 1991.
‘As a matter of fact, I do need to sleep 24 hours a day.’
‘Yes, I threw up in your shoes—don’t leave next time and I won’t.’
‘The sofa looks better with me and my hair on it.’
‘Why’d you buy me a scratching post...the whole house is my scratching post.’
And of course, ‘The neighbors feed me better than you do.’
When I pointed out the obvious fact that cats don’t have money, Tiger smiled and said, “That’s the genius of it! I plan to hire a bunch of neighborhood kids to follow the cats to their house and write down the address. I’ll just bill the owners! You see, cats just don’t like responsibilities, and owners are just used to that. Besides, who can resist a cute cat-face that’s just begging you to do something great for them!”
Tiger and Kat hope to have their store open by next April first, and if successful will expand into other unnecessary cat items.