|New Mexico Senate District 17|
|2009 - present|
|January 1, 2013|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||University of Notre Dame|
|Master's||Harvard Business School|
|Profession||Business and Planning Consultant|
Keller was a Policy Advisor for the New Mexico State Legislature. He has also been a Parliamentarian/Ward Chair of the Democratic Party of Bernalillo County. He joined the New Mexico State Senate in 2009. He has served in that position since, representing the 17th district.
Keller was co-founder of Data Digital Divide in Cambodia. He is currently a Business and Planning Consultant for Katzenbach Partners, Limited Liability Company.
Keller earned his BA in Public Service/Art History/Finance from the University of Notre Dame. He went on to receive his MBA from Harvard Business School.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Keller has been appointed to these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Keller served on these committees:
- Committees' Committee, New Mexico State Senate
- Corporations and Transportation Committee, New Mexico Senate
- Education Committee, New Mexico Senate
State Investment Council
Rep. Keller and Rep. Steven Neville sponsored a bill in the 2011 session that would kick off Gov. Susana Martinez from the State Investment Council and change the way four legislative appointments on the 10-member SIC board are selected.
The legislation passed the Senate 38-2 and was approved by the House of Representatives 50-18. In early April 2011, it sat on Gov. Martinez’ desk with an April 8 deadline for signing it, vetoing it, or pocket vetoing it
Neville and Keller learned that the Governor’s Office “had some real hesitations with this bill,” Keller said. Neville said the Governor’s staff indicated to him that the Governor herself wanted to talk personally to him and/or Keller about some questions she has with the measure.
“We’re not trying to pull anything on her,” Neville said. “We’re trying to correct the things that happened under [previous Gov. Bill] Richardson.”
“We’re still going through the process of reviewing legislation,” Martinez spokesman Scott Darnell said. ”A final decision has not yet been made on SB 17, but the Governor’s stance was very clear throughout the legislative session. As we’ve relayed: The Governor supports removing all politicians from the State Investment Council and requiring that those appointed to serve in their place meet minimum qualifications of having at least 10 years of professional investing experience.”
Not running for congress
Keller announced on April 19, 2011 that he would not run for Rep. Martin Heinrich’s seat in the First Congressional District. His release stated:
- "Many thanks to all of you that have been encouraging me to run for Congress. I greatly appreciate your enthusiasm! Liz and I remain passionate about local public service, but rather than congress I will be running for re-election to the NM senate next year. Thank you again for your continued support."
- See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012
Keller is running for re-election in 2012. He is running unopposed in the June 5, 2012 Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.
Keller raised $120,962 for his campaign.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Tim Keller's 2008 campaign.
|Tim M. Keller||$10,003|
|Conservation Voters New Mexico||$9,142|
|Scott & Fiona Keller||$5,000|
|Cheryl & Frank A. Potenziani||$5,000|
- Time Keller's personal website
- Biography from the New Mexico Legislature website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1996, 1994, 1992
- Voting record from New Mexico Votes.org
- "Bill kicking Governor off the State Investment Council in jeopardy," Capital Report New Mexico, April 5, 2011
- "Keller won’t run for Heinrich’s seat," Capitol Report New Mexico, April 19, 2011
- New Mexico Secretary of State "Primary Candidate List," Accessed March 23, 2012
- 2008 election results, New Mexico Senate
- 2008 Follow the Money's report on Tim's 2008 campaign contributions
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