Login for full access to ABQJournal.com



New Users: Subscribe here


Close

NM land commissioner raises $27K for re-election

Land Commissioner Ray Powell
Land Commissioner Ray Powell
........................................................................................................................................................................................

SANTA FE (AP) — State Land Commissioner Ray Powell reports raising nearly $27,000 for his re-election campaign.

Powell, a Democrat, had a cash balance of $30,159 in his campaign account as of Oct. 7.

According to the latest state fundraising report, Powell’s campaign received $5,000 each from the Intercontinental Potash Corp. and California developer Barry Lang, who is part of a group involved with the Mesa Del Sol project on state trust land in Albuquerque.

Powell served as land commissioner from 1993 to 2002, and returned to the post by winning election to a four-year term in 2010.

No Republican has publicly announced plans so far to run against Powell next year.

The Land Office manages 9 million acres of surface land and 13 million acres of mineral rights.

Top
Read previous post:
Santa Fe No. 2 in travel magazine ranking

SANTA FE (AP) — Santa Fe's cachet as a tourism destination is growing. New Mexico's capital city ranks No. 2......

Close