State auditor candidate Bill McCamley

  • NAME: Bill McCamley
  • POLITICAL PARTY: Democratic
  • OCCUPATION: Consultant
  • CITY OF RESIDENCE: Las Cruces
  • RELEVANT EXPERIENCE : I have over a decade of working in public sector tax and budget policy. This includes:
  • Masters in Public Policy from Harvard with specific training in State and Local Public Finance
  • 4 years on the Doña Ana County Commission overseeing the construction of budgets for transportation, health care, public safety, and water/wastewater systems.
  • 4 years on the NM House Tax Committee overseeing policy on the state’s Gross Receipts, Property, Income, and Special Excise taxes.
  • Last year Chairing the New Mexico Finance Authority Oversight Committee and sitting on the Mortgage Finance Authority. These are the the State’s two banks loaning to local governments and low income homeowners, respectfully.
  • EDUCATION: BA Government, New Mexico State University 2001.
  • Masters of Public Policy, Harvard University 2003.
  • CAMPAIGN WEBSITE : billmccamley.com

What would be your top priorities as state auditor?

1. Continue Tim Keller’s work in clearing rape kit backlog and increasing accountability/transparency for tax giveaways.

2. Show how Early Childhood Education funding is an effective taxpayer investment.

3. Showing how solar on every public building can fight climate change and save money for more teachers, firefighters, social workers, etc.

What skills and experience would make you an effective auditor?

4 years as County Commissioner overseeing local budgets.

4 years as state Representative overseeing NM’s Gross Receipts, Property, Income, and Special Excise taxes.

Chairing the NM Finance Authority Committee and sitting on the Mortgage Finance Authority, NM’s two state banks.

What assurances can you give that you’d carry out the duties of the office independently and without partisan motives?

I have always been a champion for ethics and transparency, constantly receiving the highest rating possible from NM Common Cause. That includes co-sponsoring legislation to set up an independent ethics commission, re-writing the Dona Ana County Ethics policy eliminating legal bribes, and Chairing an independent, nonpartisan redistricting committee.

1. Have you or your business, if you are a business owner, ever been the subject of any state or federal tax liens?

No.

2. Have you ever been involved in a personal or business bankruptcy proceeding?

No.

3. Have you ever been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of drunken driving, any misdemeanor or any felony in New Mexico or any other state? If so, explain.

I think I have had three or four speeding tickets. There have been none in the last 10 years or so. Other than that, no.

State auditor candidate Bill McCamley

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