About New Mexico

Governor’s Duties

The Governor of New Mexico holds the supreme executive power of the state and sees that laws are faithfully executed. Other responsibilities, as identified in the state’s constitution and statutes, include but are not limited to:

Nomination and, with the consent of the Senate, appointment of all officers whose appointment or election is not otherwise provided for;

  • Having the power to grant reprieves and pardons for all crimes except treason and except in cases of impeachment;
  • Preparing the state budget and submitting it to the legislature no later than the 25th day of each regular session;
  • Overseeing the overall planning for key areas of state government, including economic development, education, human and natural resources, and energy and emergency planning;
  • Filling, by appointments, any vacancies that might occur in the Office of the United States Senate, the Court of Appeals, and the Office of Metropolitan Judge until an election is held; Designating three disaster successors for each member of the Supreme Court and for each judge of the District Court;
  • Establishing temporary disaster locations for the seat of state government and declaring an energy supply alert or emergency and issuing special orders accordingly;
  • Declaring a specific area to be in a state of insurrection and instituting martial law;
  • Instituting a military draft if the National Guard forces are insufficient or calling the New Mexico Mounted Patrol into service in cases of “insurrection, invasion, riot, breach of the peace or imminent danger;”
  • Revoking the commission of a notary public guilty of certain violations; and Serving as a member of the State Investment Council and the Land Commission and as an Ex- Officio advisory member of the board of regents of each state university.

Quick Contact Information


Mailing & Physical Address
New Mexico Capitol Annex North
325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Hours of Operation
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday

Toll Free : 1-800-477-3632

Business Services Division
Phone 505-827-3600 (Option 1)
Fax 505-827-4387
Email Corporations@state.nm.us

Bureau of Elections
Phone: 505-827-3600 (Option 2)
Email: Sos.elections@state.nm.us

Ethics Division
Phone: 505-827-3600 (Option 2)
Email: Sos.ethics@state.nm.us

Receptionist
Phone 505-827-3600 (Option 3)