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Revision as of 09:58, 29 March 2013

New Mexico

New Mexico State Executives
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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,...

Elections

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.

Compensation

In 2010, the New Mexico State Auditor was paid an estimated $85,000 according to the Council of State Governments.[1]

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

See also

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