Hector Balderas

Hector Balderas DEMDemocrat

Attorney General of New Mexico

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Hector BalderasDEMDemocrat Attorney General of New Mexico
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Hector Hugo Balderas Jr. (born August 16, 1973) is an American lawyer and former prosecutor who served as the attorney general of New Mexico from 2015 to 2023. In 2006, Balderas became the youngest statewide Hispanic elected official in the nation when he won his first race for New Mexico state auditor at the age of 33. Before that Balderas served as a State Representative in the New Mexico Legislature from 2004 to 2006. Balderas also serves as the elected treasurer of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials.In an article published November 17, 2014, Balderas was identified as one of seven Democratic state executive officials who could gain national prominence by leading the party to a national comeback.Steve Terrell of The Santa Fe New Mexican wrote on May 16, 2015 that Balderas, who won his attorney-general race, was the only Hispanic on the statewide Democratic ticket in 2014. He was the top vote-getter of all statewide candidates that year, winning 1,565 more votes than Governor Susana Martinez.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Certified Fraud Examiner
University of New Mexico School of Law
JD Law
1998 - 2001
New Mexico Highlands University
BA Political Science
1995 - 1998
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Attorney General
State of New Mexico
2014 - 2023
State of New Mexico
2006 - 2014
New Mexico State House of Representatives
2004 - 2006
Office of the Albuquerque District Attorney
2005 - 2006
Assistant District Attorney
Bernalillo County
2002 - 2003
Other Experience1 - 2 of 2
American Council of Young Political Leaders
Former Board Member
National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund