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New Mexico State Auditor

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New Mexico State Auditor
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012 FY Budget:  $2,807,300
Term limits:  Two consecutive terms
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  New Mexico Constitution, Article V, Section I
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

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Name:  Hector Balderas
Officeholder Party:  Democratic
Assumed office:  2006
Compensation:  $85,000
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other New Mexico Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorCommissioner of Public LandsSecretary of EducationAgriculture SecretaryInsurance SuperintendentSecretary of Energy, Minerals and Natural ResourcesSecretary of Workforce SolutionsPublic Regulation CommissionPublic Education Commission

The New Mexico Auditor is an elected constitutional state executive officer in the New Mexico state government.

The Auditor's office is responsible for thoroughly examining and auditing the financial affairs of every agency each year through financial and special audits.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Hector Balderas (D). He was first elected in 2006.

Authority

The state Constitution addresses the office of state auditor in Article V, the Executive Department.

Under Article V, Section 1:

The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state auditor, state treasurer, attorney general and commissioner of public lands,...

Qualifications

As outlined in Article V, Section 3 of the state Constitution, an individual must meet the following qualifications in order to serve as auditor:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • At least 30 years of age
  • Have resided continuously in New Mexico for five years preceding the election

Elections

New Mexico state government organizational chart

New Mexico elects auditors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For New Mexico, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all auditor election years.

Term limits

The State Auditor is limited to serving two consecutive four-year terms.

Vacancies

Per Article V, Section 5 of the New Mexico Constitution, in the event of a vacancy the governor fills the position by appointment. The appointee serves until the next general election.

Duties

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Divisions

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State budget

The budget for the State Auditor's Office in Fiscal Year 2012 was $2,807,300.[1]

Compensation

2013

In 2013, the auditor's salary remained at %85,000.[2]

2010

In 2010, the New Mexico State Auditor was paid an estimated $85,000 according to the Council of State Governments.[3]

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

2540 Camino Edward Ortiz, Suite A
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone: 505-476-3800
Fax: 505-827-3512
Email: Lisa.Collins@osa.state.nm.us

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