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Tim Keller
New Mexico State Senate District 17
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 1, 2013
Political party Democratic
Profession Business and Planning Consultant
Website Senate website
Tim Keller is a Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate.

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.

Committee assignments


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.”[1]



On November 4, 2008, Keller won re-election to the 17th district in the New Mexico Senate. Keller had no challenger. [2]

Keller raised $120,962 for his campaign.[3]

Campaign Donors

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

Donor Amount
Tim M. Keller $10,003
Conservation Voters New Mexico $9,142
Scott & Fiona Keller $5,000
Cheryl & Frank A. Potenziani $5,000
Timothy Keller $5,000

External links

Suggest a link


  1. "Bill kicking Governor off the State Investment Council in jeopardy," Capital Report New Mexico, April 5, 2011
  2. 2008 election results, New Mexico Senate
  3. 2008 Follow the Money's report on Tim's 2008 campaign contributions
Political offices
Preceded by
New Mexico State Senate District 17
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