Tim Eichenberg

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Tim Eichenberg
New Mexico Treasurer
In office
Term ends
Years in position 0
Base salary$85,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Mexico Senate District 15
ProfessionDirector, New Mexico Property Tax Division
Office website
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Tim Eichenberg is the current Democratic Treasurer of New Mexico. He was first elected in 2014 to replace term-limited predecessor James B. Lewis.

He previously served in the New Mexico Senate representing District 15 from 2009 to 2013.

Eichenberg served as Bernalillo County Treasurer, and has worked as the director of the New Mexico Property Tax Division.

Eichenberg announced in July 2012 that he would not seek re-election to the New Mexico Senate in 2012.[1][2]

Political career

New Mexico Treasurer (2015-present)

Eichenberg was first elected in 2014 and was sworn into office in January 2015. He replaced James B. Lewis (D), who served from 2006 to 2014.[3]

New Mexico Senate, District 15 (2009-2013)

Eichenberg represented District 15 in the New Mexico State Senate from 2009 to 2013.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Eichenberg served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Eichenberg served on these committees:


Stripping Environmental Improvement Board of power

Rep. Paul Bandy introduced a motion to the Government Restructuring Task Force on December 20, 2010, to strip, potentially, the Environmental Improvement Board of its power to dictate policy, turning the EIB into strictly an advisory board in New Mexico. The motion passed with only Sen. Eichenberg opposing.

The EIB recently passed a controversial measure requiring the state to take part in a regional cap and trade plan and then passed a state-wide cap limiting emissions. Environmentalists praised the measures but industry interests say the plans will do nothing substantial to reduce green house gases and will put New Mexico’s energy companies at a competitive disadvantage.

Under the new motion, the EIB would lose its rule-making authority and would function as a technical, advisory board to the Secretary of the Environment Department. Only the environmental secretary — acting through the governor’s office — would have power to carry out rules and regulations.[4]



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

Eichenberg ran for election as Treasurer of New Mexico. Eichenberg won the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, defeating challenger John Wertheim. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[5]


Primary election
New Mexico Treasurer, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Eichenberg 52.7% 59,683
John Wertheim 47.3% 53,523
Total Votes 113,206
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.
General election
New Mexico Treasurer, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Eichenberg 52.5% 261,203
     Republican Rick Lopez 47.5% 236,699
Total Votes 497,902
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.


See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Eichenberg initially declared to run for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012, Democratic primary. In July 2012, he dropped out of the race and was replaced by Daniel Ivey-Soto.[6][7]


See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Eichenberg was elected to the 15th District Seat in the New Mexico Senate, besting H. Diane Snyder (R).[8] Eichenberg raised $290,982 for his campaign, while Snyder raised $170,273.[9]

New Mexico Senate, District 15 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Eichenberg (D) 12,643
H. Diane Snyder (R) 9,728

Campaign donors


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Tim Eichenberg's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Tim Eichenberg $138,099
America Votes New Mexico $16,783
Patricia Eichenberg $8,050
CMTE to Elect Senate Democrats $8,000
Conservation Voters New Mexico $7,062


Eichenberg and his wife, Sandra, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James B. Lewis (D)
New Mexico Treasurer
Succeeded by
Preceded by
New Mexico State Senate District 15
Succeeded by
Daniel Ivey-Soto (D)