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New Mexico down ballot state executive elections, 2014

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New Mexico Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

New Mexico State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Auditor, Commissioner of Public Lands, Public Services Commissioner, Education Commissioner

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Ten down ballot state executive positions are up for election in the state of New Mexico in 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.

New Mexico has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Treasurer James B. Lewis
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2006 Term-limited
State Auditor Hector Balderas
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2006 Term-limited
Commissioner of Public Lands Ray Powell
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2011 Yes[1]
Public Regulation Commission Ben L. Hall
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2011 Yes[1]
Public Regulation Commission Patrick H. Lyons
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2011 Yes[1]
Public Regulation Commission Theresa Becenti-Aguilar
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2010 Yes[1]
Public Education Commission (District 1) Vacant N/A
Public Education Commission (District 2) Millie Pogna
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Yes[1]
Public Education Commission (District 4) Vacant N/A
Public Education Commission (District 6) Gilbert Peralta
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Yes[1]
Public Education Commission (District 7) Eugene Gant
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No[1]


Treasurer

Current incumbent

Democratic Party James B. Lewis

Candidates

Republican Party Rick Lopez - Deputy director Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority[2]
Democratic Party Tim Eichenberg - former Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate representing District 15[3]
Democratic Party Patrick Padilla - former treasurer of Bernalillo County[4]
Democratic Party John Wertheim - Albuquerque lawyer and former Democratic Party Chairman[5]

Duties

The treasurer is responsible for providing banking services to the state, they reconcile the state's bank accounts, they pay any outstanding debts or loans held by the state, they invest the state's money in operations and bonds as well as investing in local issues as needed. The main purpose of the office is to manage and invest state monies.

Auditor

Current incumbent

Democratic Party Hector Balderas

Candidates

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Duties

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

Commissioner of Public Lands

Current incumbent

Electiondot.png Democratic Ray Powell Running for re-election

Candidate

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Duties

The Land Commissioner is responsible for generating and maximizing revenue from state land trusts while concurrently protecting, conserving, and maintaining the lands for use by future generations. The money generated is used to support public education and other beneficiary institutions.

These revenues are generated by the land commissioner by leasing lands for grazing, agriculture, commercial use, oil and gas drilling, mining and other activities.[10]

Public Regulation Commission

Current incumbents

Republican Party Ben L. Hall
Republican Party Patrick H. Lyons
Democratic Party Theresa Becenti-Aguilar

Duties

The Public Regulation Commission is responsible for regulation of public utilities, transportation companies, transmission and pipeline companies, insurance companies and other public companies.

Public Education Commission

Current incumbents

Duties

The Public Education Commission is responsible for advising the New Mexico Secretary of Education.

See also

References