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Ben L. Hall
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New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner - District 5
Former officeholder
In office
2011 - 2014
Chairman, New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
January 8, 2013-2014
Base salary$90,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Campaign $$64,514
Term limitsN/A
High schoolRuidoso High School
Office website
Campaign website
Ben L. Hall is a former member of the New Mexico Public Service Commission. He represented District 5 during his service on the board. Hall was first elected in November 2010.[1] Ben L. Hall lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


A native New Mexican, Hall became a general building contractor and successfully ran a business for almost 40 years.

He served three terms in the New Mexico House of Representatives. He also served as Lincoln County Commissioner, and as a member of the Airport Board, the Lincoln County Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Joint Use Board.[2]


  • Graduate, Ruidoso High School
  • Attended, New Mexico Western

Political career

New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (2011-2014)

Hall served as a member of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission from 2011 to 2014. He was elected to the position on November 2, 2010. Hall was named chairman of the commission by a 3-2 vote on January 8, 2013.[3]

New Mexico House of Representatives

Hall served three terms in the New Mexico House of Representatives. He was a member of the Business and Industry Committee, the Transportation Committee, the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Committee and the Higher Education Committee.[2]



See also: New Mexico down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Hall ran for re-election to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission in 2014. He was uncontested in the primary on June 3, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.


General election
New Mexico Public Service Commissioner, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSandy Jones 50.9% 45,547
     Republican Ben L. Hall Incumbent 49.1% 43,966
Total Votes 89,513
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.


Hall won election to District 5 of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission on November 2, 2010, defeated Bill McCamley (D).

New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, District 5, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Bill McCamley 48.7% 49,972
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBen L. Hall 51.3% 52,625
Total Votes 102,597
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hall is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hall raised a total of $64,514 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[4]

Ben L. Hall's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 NM Public Regulation Commission Not up for election $0
2010 NM Public Regulation Commission Won $64,514
Grand Total Raised $64,514


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Preceded by
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission District 5
Succeeded by
Sandy Jones (D)