New Mexico Public Education Commission

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New Mexico Public Education Commission
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $42,052,600
Total Seats:  10
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  New Mexico Constitution, Article XI, Section 1
Leadership:  Carolyn Shearman (D)
Selection Method:  Elected
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 6, 2012
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The New Mexico Public Education Commission is an elected ten member board in the New Mexico state government, responsible for advising the New Mexico Secretary of Education.[1]

Current officeholders

The current commissioners, in order of the district they represent, are:

  1. Vacant*
  2. Millie Pogna
  3. Carmie Lynn Toulouse
  4. J. Tyson Parker
  5. James F. Conyers
  6. Gilbert Peralta
  7. Eugene Gant
  8. Vince Bergman
  9. Carolyn Shearman
  10. Jeff Carr
*Note: Governor Susana Martinez (R) fills any vacant positions

Authority

The state Constitution establishes the Public Education Commission in Article XI, Section 1.

Under Article XI, Section 1:

There is hereby created a “public education department" and a “public education commission” that shall have such powers and duties as provided by law.

Qualifications

Commissioners must be residents of the public education commission district from which they are elected. If a commissioner moves outside the district from which he was elected, his position will be terminated immediately.[2]

Elections

New Mexico state government organizational chart

Ten commissioners are elected to serve staggered four-year terms on behalf of the state districts in which they live.[3]

2012

See also: New Mexico down ballot state executive elections, 2012

All five candidates - including the incumbents from Districts 8,9, and 10 - who ran for the Public Education Commission were unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012, although a write-in challenger for the open District 3 Commissioner seat did emerge, sapping about 2% of the vote from Carmie Lynn Toulouse (D).[4]

New Mexico Public Education Commission District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarmie Lynn Toulouse 97.6% 60,322
     Democratic Vanessa Leigh Gutierrez (Write-in) 2.4% 1,469
Total Votes 61,791
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.


New Mexico Public Education Commission District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames F. Conyers 100% 42,305
Total Votes 42,305
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.


New Mexico Public Education Commission District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVince N. Bergman Incumbent 100% 48,844
Total Votes 48,844
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.


New Mexico Public Education Commission District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn Kennedy Shearman Incumbent 100% 35,889
Total Votes 35,889
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.


New Mexico Public Education Commission District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Carr Incumbent 100% 66,144
Total Votes 66,144
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.


Vacancies

In the event of a vacancy, the Governor appoints a resident from the district to fill the position until the next regular election.[1]

Duties

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Divisions

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State budget

The Department of Public Education had a budget of $42,052,600 for the 2013 fiscal year.[5]

Compensation

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Historical officeholders

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Contact information

New Mexico Public Education Department
Jerry Apodaca Education Building
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Questions about fingerprinting or background checks
Phone: (505) 827-6649
Email: ethics@state.nm.us

Questions about licensure
Phone: (505) 827-5821
Email: Online contact form

Questions about the Public Education Department in general
Phone: (505) 827-5800

Questions about a district, school, or charter school
Phone: (505) 827-4296

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