|New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner - District 1|
|January 1, 2013-present|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Jason A. Marks (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bernalillo County Assessor|
|2007 – 2013|
|High school||Del Norte High School|
Montoya worked in the Bernalillo County Assessor’s Office from 1991 to 2004. She was a Senior Appraiser with the New Mexico State Property Tax Division from 2004 to 2006 and served as Chair of the County Valuation Protest Board.
Montoya was elected as Bernalillo County Assessor in 2006, serving in the position for two terms from January 2007 to January 2013.
- Graduate, Del Norte High School
- Attended, University of New Mexico
- Attended, Central New Mexico University
- Attended, New Mexico State University
Public Regulation Commission (2013-present)
Montoya succeeded Jason Marks as the Public Regulation Commissioner representing District 1 on January 1, 2013. Marks was term-limited from seeing re-election in 2012.
Bernalillo County Assessor (2007-2013)
Prior to her election to the PRC, Montoya served as Bernalillo county assessor. She was criticized for firing employees at the county assessor's office. While she said it was to save taxpayers money, others questioned her motives. The county manager intervened, re-hiring six of the employees fired by Montoya and putting them into different county departments.
Montoya ran for District 1 of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission in 2012. She defeated Cynthia Hall and Al Park in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012. Christopher Ocksrider was unopposed in the Republican primary.
She won the general election on November 6, 2012.
|New Mexico Public Regulation Commission District 1 General Election, 2012|
|Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.|
|New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, District 1, Democratic Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Montoya is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Montoya raised a total of $105,578 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 21, 2013.
|Karen Montoya's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||NM Public Regulation Commission||$105,578|
|Grand Total Raised||$105,578|
Montoya won election to the position of New Mexico Public Regulation Commission in 2012. During that election cycle, Montoya raised a total of $105,578.
|New Mexico Public Regulation Commission 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Karen Montoya's campaign in 2012|
|Total Raised in 2012||$105,578|
|Total Votes received in 2012||94,526|
|Cost of each vote received||$1.12|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Karen has two daughters, Amanda and Alyshia, and two grandchildren. They all live in Albuquerque.
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- Official campaign website
- Office of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Karen Montoya for PRC, "Karen's bio," accessed February 5, 2013
- KRQE, "County assessor to run for PRC position," January 29, 2012
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "2012 candidates for public regulation commission," accessed May 26, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Karen Montoya," accessed May 21, 2013
Jason Marks (D)
|New Mexico Public Regulation Commission - District 1
2013 - present
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