New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands
The New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands is an elected constitutional officer in the executive branch in charge of managing all state lands and mineral rights, as well as overseeing leases and royalties on state land, in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The Commissioner of Public Lands is elected to a four-year term and is able to serve up to two consecutive terms; more terms may be served after one full term has intervened.
|New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands|
|Term length||Four years|
|First holder||Robert P. Ervien|
|Website||Commissioner of Public Lands of New Mexico|
Currently, Stephanie Garcia Richard is serving as Commissioner of Public Lands. She took office on January 1, 2019.
List of Commissioners of Public LandsEdit
- Since the first state election was in an odd-numbered year (1911), the term lasted five years.
- Died in office in February 1917.
- Appointed by Governor Lindsey in 1917.
- Died in office in February 1925.
- Appointed by Governor Hannett in 1925.
- Died in office in May 1929.
- Appointed by Governor Dillon in 1929.
- Resigned to become Bureau of Land Management Director in 1993.
- Appointed by Governor King in 1993.
- Elected as a Republican, switched to Libertarian in 2018.
- State of New Mexico (July 2012). Kathryn A. Flynn (ed.). 2012 Centennial Blue Book (PDF). Diana J. Duran. Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State. pp. 233–234.