Next Ward 27 Meeting: Tuesday May 24 , 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Speaker: Jefferson Byrd, Candidate for New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands

  • The New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands is an elected constitutional officer in the executive branch in charge of managing all state lands and mineral rights, as well as overseeing leases and royalties on state land, in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The Commissioner of Public Lands is elected to a four-year term and is able to serve up to two consecutive terms; more terms may be served after one full term has intervened.
  • Jefferson Byrd (Republican Party) is currently a member of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner, representing District 2. He assumed office on January 1, 2019. His current term ends on January 1, 2023.


Growing up on his family’s ranch, he graduated from Mosquero High School in Quay County and went on to attend New Mexico State University, where he obtained a B.A. degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1995. While attending NMSU, Jeff met his future wife Suzanne, a math teacher at Logan Public Schools and a registered Professional Civil Engineer. They have been blessed with two sons, Noah and Zachary. Jeff is a devout Christian, husband, and father.

He worked as an environmental engineer in the oil refining industry for fourteen years and owns two small businesses, including a ranch in Northern New Mexico.

Jeff’s work experience is broad, working as an environmental engineer on a Geoprobe rig installing micro-monitoring wells at a depth of 18 to 20 feet as a geologist and completing site delineation plans of numerous industrial sites from New York to California. He has installed and completed site remediation systems at various sites around the Southwest. Jeff is also a cattle rancher and works as a wind-miller on his own and neighboring ranchers’ wells.

As the former Vice Chair of the Public Regulation Commission, Jeff currently represents New Mexico on the Southwest Power Pool Regional State Committee, which is comprised of retail regulatory commissioners from Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas.

Location: Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church located on 8600 Academy Rd. NE at the corner of Academy and Moon.  Meetings are held in Room 407 at the back of the church.  Parking is available.

June 2, 2022 – NMBC Bash with job interviews for both NM Attorney General and Sheriff Candidates

The BASH will feature Candidate Job Interviews for NM Attorney General, Bernalillo and Sandoval County Sheriff and more…

About this event

On June 2nd, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, we invite you to join us at Revel Entertainment Center for an incredible ‘Candidate Job Interview’ BASH (Business and Social Hour). Tickets are $30.

In addition to an informative and lively Job Interview format for New Mexico Attorney General, Bernalillo County and Sandoval County Sheriff, BASH guests will enjoy a cash bar, delicious food options and full access to Revel Entertainment Center for the entire evening!

New Mexico Attorney General candidates Brian Colon, Jeremy Gay and Raul Torres have been invited, confirmation pending.

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June 16, 2022

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2-28-2022 Congratulations to the Top Vote-Getters of the NM State Pre-Primary Convention: Jay Block for Governor; Anthony Thornton for Lieutenant Governor, and Louis Sanchez for CD 1

In the 2nd Congressional District race, incumbent Rep. Yvette Herrell, who was unopposed, will be on the ballot.

In the 3rd Congressional District race,  Alexis Martinez Johnson will be on the ballot.
The following candidates were all unopposed and will be on the ballot:
Secretary of State: Audrey Trujillo                
Attorney General: Jeremy Gay                        
State Treasurer: Harry Montoya                      
Commissioner of Public Lands: Jeff Byrd    

March 11, 2022Hurrah – Our Judges Will Receive Public Election Funds for their campaigns thanks to your efforts to get those $5 donations!! See RPNM message below:

RPNM would like to thank all of you for your support for our state judicial candidates who are seeking election to the NM Supreme Court and NM Court of Appeals in 2022.

Thanks to you, all four Republican judicial candidates–Thomas Montoya, Kerry Morris, Barbara Johnson and Gertrude Lee–will be receiving public financing, which will boost their campaigns during this important election season. Because of your generosity, we were able to reach our goals of more than 1,300 $5 contributions for each of our candidates, which will clear the way for that vital funding.

In addition, we appreciate your time and faith in our judicial candidates as we also surpassed the required number of signatures for all four to be placed on the ballot.

In particular, the four candidates would like to express their sincere thanks for your generosity in these tough financial times.

Thanks again, and now on to victory this fall!

Please see Redistricting Page to see what Ward 27 will look like based on the recent Redistricting Plan for House Districts signed by Governor Grisham.