Gary King (politician)
|30th Attorney General of New Mexico|
January 1, 2007
|Preceded by||Patricia Madrid|
September 29, 1954 |
Stanley, New Mexico, U.S.
|Alma mater||New Mexico State University,
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of New Mexico,
Gary King (born September 29, 1954) is the Democratic Attorney General of New Mexico, first elected in 2006. His current term will end January 2015.
King is the son of Bruce King, a three-time Governor of New Mexico., and Alice King. He attended New Mexico State University and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 1976. He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from University of Colorado at Boulder in 1980. He then attended the University of New Mexico School of Law, where he received his J.D. In 1984, King formed the law firm of King and Stanley in Moriarty, New Mexico; in 1990, he assumed the position of Corporate General Counsel and Senior Environmental Scientist with Advanced Sciences, Inc., an environmental consulting firm.
In 1998, King became the Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in Washington, D.C. Within a year, he became the Department’s Director of the Office of Worker and Community Transition. While at the DOE, he developed and implemented a program fostering cooperation between federal, state, local and Native American governments to enhance cleanup activities.
King served for 12 years in the New Mexico House of Representatives.
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