About New Mexico

Lieutenant Governor

Howie Morales

Howie Morales

Lt. Governor

Lt. Governor Howie Morales was raised in Silver City, New Mexico, and he has spent his whole life working to improve the lives of people in his community, and across our state. He served in the New Mexico Legislature on the Legislative Finance Committee for 11 years. He is a proven leader who sticks up for seniors, and said “No more cuts to New Mexico’s classrooms.” He is a father of two young children, and has been a classroom teacher. As Lt. Governor, Howie Morales will protect our most vulnerable communities and local schools, and build a fair economy that works for all of us. He will work to move New Mexico forward, because a new day is on the horizon.

Howie learned the value of a dollar at a young age. His father was a Vietnam Veteran who worked in the copper mine while his mother worked multiple hourly-wage jobs. When times were especially tough, Howie would wait in line for government cheese and milk. He went to work as a teenager to help provide for the family and later worked as a shoe salesman and maintenance worker to put himself through Western New Mexico University. The first in his family to go to college, Howie went on to earn a PhD in education from NMSU.

Howie went home to teach special education in Silver City and Cobre, and became active in the community. He coached local high school baseball teams to state championships, and he is the longest serving volunteer of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of New Mexico, while raising two children ages 6 and 9. Howie earned the trust of his neighbors and was elected Grant County Clerk, where he modernized voting systems to make sure every vote counted.

Since 2008, Howie has been an aggressive leader for classrooms in the State Senate, fighting for his district, and to make every corner of New Mexico a better place to live. He has pushed progressive policies such as universal health care. He fought for rural and tribal economic development, and he fought to protect senior services across the state and mental health programs.

As an experienced leader with solutions, Howie Morales will lead the effort to meet our state’s big challenges for better jobs and wages, and real improvements to public education.

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
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