Mary Herrera

Mary Herrera DEMDemocrat

Secretary of State of New Mexico

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Mary HerreraDEMDemocrat Secretary of State of New Mexico
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Mary Herrera (born August 27, 1959) is an American politician. She is the former New Mexico Secretary of State serving from 2006 to 2010. A native of Albuquerque, Herrera graduated from West Mesa High School in 1977. She received both her Bachelors and master's degrees in Business Administration from the College of Santa Fe (now currently Santa Fe University of Art and Design). She received a Certificate of Program Administration for Senior Executives from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and various certificates in Labor, Employment, and Benefits Law from the Institute for Applied Management.Prior to being elected Secretary, Herrera held many offices within the Bernalillo County government. She started her career as a typist, working her way up to an Assistant Comptroller, to the Director of Human Resources. In 2000, she was elected county clerk of Bernalillo county and re-elected in 2004. As a Democrat, she continued the long line of Democratic Secretaries in the State of New Mexico for over 80 years. However she lost her re-election bid in 2010 to Republican Dianna Duran. According to New Mexico law, at the time of her tenure, as the Secretary of State, Herrera was second in line of succession for governor after the Lieutenant Governor.

Education5 - 5 of 3
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Certificate Program Administration
College of Santa Fe
College of Santa Fe
Bachelors Business Administration
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Bernalillo County
2000 - 2007
Secretary of State
Director of Human Resources
Bernalillo County
1996 - 2000
Assistant Comptroller
Bernalillo County
Bernalilio County Clerk
Other Experience1 - 8 of 8
Associate Member
Fraternal Order of Police
Board of Directors
Rio Grande Credit Union
Public Employees Retirement Board
National Association of Secretaries of State
State Commission of Public Records
National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials
New Mexico Election Task Force
United States Election Assistance Commission