New Mexico Attorney General

Employer / Organization

New Mexico

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Feb 01, 2018 - Jun 28, 2018

Description

The Attorney General of New Mexico is an elected executive officer for the state of New Mexico. The attorney general serves as head of the New Mexico Department of Justice and is required to be a licensed attorney. In New Mexico, the state attorney general is fifth in succession to the office of governor, after the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, president pro tempore of the state senate and the speaker of state house. The attorney general functions as the state's chief legal officer, legal counsel to state government, consumer advocate and guardian of the public interest. The attorney general functions as the state's chief legal officer, legal counsel to state government, consumer advocate and guardian of the public interest. The attorney general also serves as head of the state's department of justice. The salary for this position is $95,000/year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the New Mexico Secretary of State Division of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including: a declaration of candidacy, nominating petitions if you are running as an independent and the appropriate campaign finance forms. File these papers with the appropriate filing officer. If you plan to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party office. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the stipulated amount of signatures to the New Mexico Secretary of State Division of Elections. The amount of signatures varies by office. The filing deadline for independent candidates is the 23rd day after the primary election. The New Mexico primary election is held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June. The New Mexico Secretary of State Division of Elections, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns, can be reached at (505) 827-3600. Additionally, the New Mexico Candidates Guide can be found here: http://www.sos.state.nm.us/uploads/files/2016%20Primary%20Candidate%20Guide%20v3_7.pdf.

Submit application to:
New Mexico Secretary of State, New Mexico Capitol Annex North, Santa Fe, NM, 87501, US