Brad Winter

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Brad Winter
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25th Secretary of State of New Mexico
In office
December 18, 2015 – December 9, 2016
GovernorSusana Martinez
Preceded byMary Quintana (Acting)
Succeeded byMaggie Toulouse Oliver
Albuquerque City Councilor, District 4
Assumed office
January 1, 1999
Preceded bySam Bregman
Personal details
Born1952 (age 66–67)
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Oklahoma
University of New Mexico,

Brad Winter is an American politician from the state of New Mexico. He served as the 25th Secretary of State of New Mexico from December 18, 2015 to December 9, 2016, being appointed to the position by New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez following the resignation of former Secretary of State Dianna Duran, and has been a member of the Albuquerque City Council for 7 consecutive terms, including three terms as council president. He serves Albuquerque's far northeast heights, which has become reliably a Republican stronghold.[1]

Early career[edit]

Winter worked as a teacher and rose to principal in Albuquerque Public Schools (APS). In 1999, he ran for Albuquerque City Council and defeated Sam Bregman, local lawyer and Democratic activist. Winter would become the chief operating officer of APS, a post he held for almost 5 years after resigning in 2014. Three months later, he was appointed as the interim Superintendent of APS.[2] He was sworn in as Secretary of State on December 15, 2015, following the resignation of Dianna Duran, serving until December 9, 2016.[3] Winter did not resign his City Council seat during that time, nor did he run for the remainder of Duran's term in the November 2016 special election, which was won by Democrat Maggie Toulouse Oliver.[4]


  1. ^ Matt Howerton (December 15, 2015). "Brad Winter to keep council seat". KOAT. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
  2. ^ Jon Swedien - Journal Staff Writer. "Albuquerque Journal - Board taps Brad Winter as APS interim superintendent". Retrieved December 18, 2015.
  3. ^ "Gov. Martinez appoints Brad Winter as NM Sec. of State". Retrieved December 18, 2015.
  4. ^ Yingling, Sara (November 9, 2016). "Toulouse Oliver becomes New Mexico's Secretary of State". KRQE. Retrieved November 14, 2016.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Quintana
New Mexico Secretary of State
Succeeded by
Maggie Toulouse Oliver