New Mexico State Auditor

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State Auditor of New Mexico
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Incumbent
Hector Balderas

since January 1, 2007
Term length Four years
Formation 1912
First holder William G. Sargent
Website State Auditor of New Mexico
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The State Auditor of New Mexico is an elected constitutional officer in the executive branch responsible for authorizing, performing, and supervising audits of state agencies and state and local entities.[1] The State Auditor is elected to a four-year term and is able to serve up to two consecutive terms; more terms may be served after one full term has intervened.[2]

Currently, Hector Balderas is serving as the State Auditor; his current term began in 2011 and will expire at the end of 2014. He is not eligible for reelection.

List of State Auditors[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office Party Years in Office
1 William G. Sargent 1912 1918 Republican 7[note 1]
2 Edward Sargent 1919 1920 Republican 2
3 Edward L. Safford 1921 1922 Republican 2
4 Juan N. Vigil 1923 1926 Democrat 4
5 Miguel A. Otero III 1927 1928 Republican 2
6 Victoriano Ulibarrí 1929 1930 Republican 2
7 Arsenio Velarde 1931 1934 Democrat 4
8 José O. García 1935 1938 Democrat 4
9 E. D. Trujillo 1939 1942 Democrat 4
10 J. D. Hannah 1943 1946 Democrat 4
E. D. Trujillo 1947 1950 Democrat 4
11 Robert D. Castner 1951 1954 Democrat 4
J. D. Hannah 1955 1957 Democrat <3[note 2]
12 Ben Chávez 1957 1958 Republican <2[note 3]
Robert D. Castner 1959 1962 Democrat 4
13 Alex J. Armijo 1963 1966 Democrat 4
14 Harold G. Thompson 1967 1970 Republican 4
15 Frank M. Olmstead 1971 1974 Democrat 4
16 Max R. Sánchez 1975 1978 Democrat <4[note 4]
17 Alvino E. Castillo 1978 1982 Democrat <5[note 5]
18 Albert Romero 1983 1986 Democrat 4
19 Harroll H. Adams 1987 1990 Democrat 4
20 Robert E. Vigil 1991 1998 Democrat 8
21 Domingo P. Martinez 1999 2006 Democrat 8
22 Hector H. Balderas 2007 Incumbent Democrat
Source:[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Since the first state election was in an odd-numbered year (1911), the term lasted five years.
  2. ^ Died in office in July 1957.
  3. ^ Appointed by Governor Mechem on August 12, 1957.
  4. ^ Resigned on April 11, 1978.
  5. ^ Appointed by Governor Apodaca in April 1978.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b State of New Mexico (July 2012). Kathryn A. Flynn, ed. 2012 Centennial Blue Book. Diana J. Duran. Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State. pp. 230–231. 
  2. ^ "About NMOSA". New Mexico Office of the State Auditor. Retrieved May 3, 2013. 

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