|New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands|
|1994-2002, January 2011 - Present|
|Years in position (current service)||3|
|Years in position (previous service)||8|
|Predecessor||Patrick Lyons (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of New Mexico|
|Master's||University of New Mexico|
|Ph.D.||Tufts University (1985)|
A veterinarian by trade, Powell has worked with Dr. Jane Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education and Conservation. He served as president and vice-president of the 22-member Western States Land Commissioners Association from 1996-1998 and was State Land Commissioner from 1993-2002. Unable to run for a third consecutive term due to term limits, Powell went on to serve two terms as a member of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases before being elected again as Land Commissioner in 2010.
- PhD, Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, 1985
- MS, Botany/Plant Ecology, University of New Mexico
- BA, Anthropology/Biology, University of New Mexico
New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands (1993-2002, 2011-present)
Powell won election as New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands on November 2, 2010.
|Commissioner of Public Lands, 2010|
|Democratic||Ray Bennett Powell||52.4%||308,033|
|Republican||Matthew D. Rush||47.6%||279,664|
|Election Results Via: New Mexico Secretary of State|
Comprehensive donor information for Bennett is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Bennett raised a total of $391,700 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.
|Ray Powell's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||NM Commissioner of Public Lands||$1,425|
|2010||NM Commissioner of Public Lands||$293,747|
|2006||NM Commissioner of Public Lands||$96,528|
|Grand Total Raised||$391,700|
Bennett won to the position of New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands in 2010. During that election cycle, Bennett raised a total of $293,747.
|New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ray Powell's campaign in 2010|
|Ray & Jean Powell||$27,000|
|FC Covington Manager LLC||$15,000|
|Conservation Voters New Mexico||$11,751|
|Total Raised in 2010||$293,747|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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- New Mexico State Land Office
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- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2006
Patrick Lyons (R)
|New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands
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