Dianna Duran

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Dianna Duran
24th New Mexico Secretary of State
Assumed office
January 1, 2011
Governor Susana Martinez
Preceded by Mary Herrera
New Mexico State Senator, Dist. 40
In office
January 1, 1992 – January 1, 2010
Succeeded by Bill Burt
Personal details
Born (1956-07-26) July 26, 1956 (age 58)
Tularosa, New Mexico, United States
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Leo Barraza
Religion Roman Catholicism
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Dianna Duran (born July 26, 1956) is the current and 24th Secretary of State of New Mexico. A Republican, she is the first member of her party in 80 years to serve in the position.

She was formerly a New Mexico State Senator from District 40, first elected in 1992.[1]


Duran, a New Mexico native and resident of Tularosa, New Mexico, is married to Leo Barraza; they have 5 children.[2]


Duran graduated from Tularosa High School in 1973, and attended New Mexico State University.[3]

Election History[edit]

  • 1988, Elected as Otero County clerk (two terms)
  • 1992, Elected as a State Senator, served till 2010
  • 2010, Elected as Secretary of State[4]
2010 Secretary of State general election results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dianna Duran 339,551 57.62%
Democratic Mary Herrera 249,778 42.38%
Totals 589,329 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic


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