About New Mexico

Past Secretaries of State

Antonio Lucero

Antonio Lucero

Manuel Martinez

Manuel Martinez

Soledad C. Chacon

Soledad C. Chacon

E. A. Perrault

E. A. Perrault

Marguerite P. Baca

Marguerite P. Baca

Elizabeth F. Gonzales

Elizabeth F. Gonzales

Jesse M. Gonzales

Jesse M. Gonzales

Cecilia T. Cleveland

Cecilia T. Cleveland

Alicia Valdez Romero

Alicia Valdez Romero

Beatrice Roach Gottlieb

Beatrice Roach Gottlieb

Natalie Smith Buck

Natalie Smith Buck

Betty Fiorina

Betty Fiorina

Alberta Miller

Alberta Miller

Ernestine Duran Evans

Ernestine Duran Evans

Shirley Hooper

Shirley Hooper

Clara Padilla Jones

Clara Padilla Jones

Rebecca Vigil-Giron

Rebecca Vigil-Giron

Stephanie Gonzales

Stephanie Gonzales

Mary Herrera

Mary Herrera

Dianna J. Duran

Dianna J. Duran

Brad Winter

Brad Winter

Maggie Toulouse Oliver

Maggie Toulouse Oliver

Terms Served by New Mexico’s Past Secretaries of State

(1912-Present)

The following historical chronology of New Mexico’s Secretaries of State was researched and compiled by Dan D. Chávez, Ph.D., UNM Professor Emeritus.

Five-Year Term1

TERM
YEARS
SECRETARY PARTY
5 years
1912-1916
Antonio J. Lucero
Democrat

Two-Year Terms

TERM
YEARS
SECRETARY PARTY
2 years
1917-1918
Antonio J. Lucero
Democrat
2 years
1919-1920
Manuel Martinez
Republican
2 years
1921-1922
Manuel Martinez
Republican
2 years
1923-1924
Soledad C. Chacón
Democrat
2 years
1925-1926
Soledad C. Chacón
Democrat
2 years
1927-1928
Jennie Fortune
Democrat
2 years
1929-1930
E. A. Perrault
Republican
2 years
1931-1932
Marguerite P. Baca
Democrat
2 years
1933-1934
Marguerite P. Baca
Democrat
2 years
1935-1936
Elizabeth F. Gonzales
Democrat
2 years
1937-1938
Elizabeth F. Gonzales
Democrat
2 years
1939-1940
Jessie M. Gonzales
Democrat
2 years
1941-1942
Jessie M. Gonzales
Democrat
2 years
1943-1944
Cecilia T. Cleveland
Democrat
2 years
1945-1946
Cecilia T. Cleveland
Democrat
2 years
1947-1948
Alicia Valdez Romero
Democrat
2 years
1949-1950
Alicia Valdez Romero
Democrat
2 years
1951-1952
Beatrice Roach Gottlieb
Democrat
2 years
1953-1954
Beatrice Roach Gottlieb
Democrat
2 years
1955-1956
Natalie Smith Buck
Democrat
2 years
1957-1958
Natalie Smith Buck
Democrat
2 years
1959-1960
Betty Fiorina
Democrat
2 years
1961-1962
Betty Fiorina
Democrat
2 years
1963-1964
Alberta Miller
Democrat
2 years
1965-1966
Alberta Miller
Democrat
2 years
1967-1968
Ernestine Durán Evans
Democrat
2 years
1969-1970
Ernestine Durán Evans
Democrat

One Four-Year Term

TERM
YEARS
SECRETARY PARTY
4 years
1971-1974
Betty Fiorina
Democrat
4 years
1975-1978
Ernestine Durán Evans
Democrat
4 years
1979-1982
Shirley Hooper
Democrat
4 years
1983-1986
Clara Padilla Jones
Democrat
4 years
1987-1990
Rebecca Vigil-Girón
Democrat
4 years
2007-2010
Mary Herrera
Democrat

Two Consecutive Four-Year Terms

TERM
YEARS
SECRETARY PARTY
4 years
1991-1994
Stephanie Gonzales
Democrat
4 years
1995-1998
Stephanie Gonzales
Democrat
4 years
1999-2002
Rebecca Vigil-Girón
Democrat
4 years
2003-2006
Rebecca Vigil-Girón
Democrat
4 years
2011-2014
Dianna J. Duran
Republican
1 year
2015
Dianna J. Duran (resigned on October 23, 2015)
Republican
1 year
2015 – 2016
Brad Winter (Governor Appointed, took office on December 15, 2015 – December 9, 2015 4:00 p.m.)
Republican
2 years
2016 – 2018
Maggie Toulouse Oliver (Elected and took office December 9, 2016 after 4:00 p.m.)
Democrat
4 years
2019 – 2023
Maggie Toulouse Oliver
Democrat

Notes

  1. Since the first state election was held in 1911 (an odd-numbered year), the first Secretary of State (and the other state executive officers) served a five-year term.
  2. Projected end-of-term date.

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