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Ray Powell

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Ray Powell
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New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands
Incumbent
In office
1994-2002, January 2011 - Present
Years in position (current service)3
Years in position (previous service)8
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorPatrick Lyons (R)
Compensation
Base salary$95,986
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$391,700
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Mexico
Master'sUniversity of New Mexico
Ph.D.Tufts University (1985)
Personal
ProfessionVeterinarian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Ray Powell is the current New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands. Elected in 2010, he previously held the office from 1994-2002. Due to term limits, he was unable to run for a third consecutive term.

Powell is running for re-election as New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands in 2014.

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Biography

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.[1]

Education

  • PhD, Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, 1985
  • MS, Botany/Plant Ecology, University of New Mexico
  • BA, Anthropology/Biology, University of New Mexico

Political career

New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands (1993-2002, 2011-present)

Powell has served as New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands since January 2011. He previously held the position from 1993-2002.[1]

Elections

2014

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

Powell is running for re-election as New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands in 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014.[2]

2010

Powell won election as New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands on November 2, 2010.

Commissioner of Public Lands, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRay Bennett Powell 52.4% 308,033
     Republican Matthew D. Rush 47.6% 279,664
Total Votes 587,697
Election Results Via: New Mexico Secretary of State

Campaign contributions

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.[3]

Ray Powell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 NM Commissioner of Public Lands Not up for election $1,425
2010 NM Commissioner of Public Lands Won $293,747
2006 NM Commissioner of Public Lands Defeated $96,528
Grand Total Raised $391,700

2010

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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Patrick Lyons (R)
New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands
2011–present
Succeeded by
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