Secretary of State of New Mexico

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Secretary of State of New Mexico
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Incumbent
Dianna Duran

since January 1, 2011
Term length Four years
Formation 1912
First holder Antonio J. Lucero
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The Secretary of State of New Mexico is one of the elected constitutional officers of the U.S. state of New Mexico.

Since 1923, every Secretary of State of New Mexico has been a woman. The current Secretary of State is Dianna Duran.

Organization[edit]

The Secretary of State's Office is composed of four divisions:[1]

Other duties[edit]

The Secretary maintains records of bills signed into law, referendum petitions, and legislative journals, and ensures that proposed amendments to the New Mexico Constitution are published in at least one newspaper in every county in the state for four consecutive weeks, in both English and Spanish. The Secretary also serves as registered agent for service of process for foreign corporations in some lawsuits.[8]

List of New Mexico Secretaries of State[edit]

# Name Took Office Left Office Party Years in Office
1 Antonio J. Lucero 1912 1918 Democrat 7[note 1]
2 Manuel Martínez 1919 1922 Republican 4
3 Soledad C. Chacón 1923 1926 Democrat 4
4 Jennie Fortune 1927 1928 Democrat 2
5 E. A. Perrault 1929 1930 Republican 2
6 Marguerite P. Baca 1931 1934 Democrat 4
7 Elizabeth F. Gonzales 1935 1938 Democrat 4
8 Jessie M. Gonzales 1939 1942 Democrat 4
9 Cecilia T. Cleveland 1943 1946 Democrat 4
10 Alicia Valdez Romero 1947 1950 Democrat 4
11 Beatrice Roach Gottlieb 1951 1954 Democrat 4
12 Natalie Smith Buck 1955 1958 Democrat 4
13 Betty Fiorina 1959 1962 Democrat 4
14 Alberta Miller 1963 1966 Democrat 4
15 Ernestine Durán Evans 1967 1970 Democrat 4
16 Betty Fiorina 1971 1974 Democrat 4
17 Ernestine Durán Evans 1975 1978 Democrat 4
18 Shirley Hooper 1979 1982 Democrat 4
19 Clara Padilla Jones 1983 1986 Democrat 4
20 Rebecca Vigil-Giron 1987 1990 Democrat 4
21 Stephanie Gonzales 1991 1998 Democrat 8
22 Rebecca Vigil-Giron 1999 2006 Democrat 8
23 Mary Herrera 2007 2010 Democrat 4
24 Dianna Duran 2011 Incumbent Republican
Source:[9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Since the first state election was in an odd-numbered year (1911), the initial term lasted five years.

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