A new super PAC with ties to a oil trucking company owner who lives in northern New Mexico has been formed, most likely to target candidates in a district in the southwestern part of the state.
Federal election records show that Butch Mathews, owner of Farmington-based M & R Trucking, recently filed documents for a super PAC called Citizens for a United New Mexico.
Records on the U.S. Federal Election Commission’s website list Mathews as treasurer of the super PAC, which has a mailing address in Carlsbad, 460 miles from Farmington.
M & R Trucking has worked in the oil and gas industry for about three decades. The company is active in the natural gas region of the Four Corners and the oil-rich Permian Basin in southeastern New Mexico.