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The government of New Mexico is the governmental structure of the state of New Mexico as established by the Constitution of New Mexico. The executive is composed of the Governor, several other statewide elected officials and the Governor's cabinet. The New Mexico Legislature consists of the House of Representatives and Senate. The judiciary is composed of the New Mexico Supreme Court and lower courts. There is also local government, consisting of counties, municipalities and special districts.

Executive

The statewide elected officials are:

John Sanchez (R)
Lieutenant Governor 
Maggie Toulouse Oliver (D)
Secretary of State 
Hector Balderas (D)
Attorney General 
Timothy Keller (D)
State Auditor 
Tim Eichenberg (D)
State Treasurer 
Aubrey Dunn (R)
Commissioner of Public Lands 

The New Mexico Governor's Cabinet includes:

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The Jerry Apodaca Education Building of the New Mexico Public Education Department
  • Office of African American Affairs
  • Department of Aging and Long-Term Services
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Children, Youth, and Families
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Department of Economic Development
  • Department of Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources
  • Office of the State Engineer
  • Department of Environment
  • Department of Finance and Administration
  • Department of General Services
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Higher Education
  • Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Indian Affairs
  • Department of Information Technology
  • Office of State Personnel
  • Department of Public Education
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Department of Regulation and Licensing
  • Department of Taxation and Revenue
  • Department of Tourism
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Veteran Services
  • Department of Worker's Compensation
  • Department of Workforce Solutions

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