making local government more ethical


Ethics Contact Person: Rebecca Vigil-Giron, Secretary of State/Ethics Administration

Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State
State Capitol North Annex, Suite 300
Santa Fe, New Mexico 8750

Main Office Number: (505) 827-3600 or 1-800-477-3632

Synopsis of State Ethics Program:
New Mexico's Ethics Administration, under the office of the Secretary of State, is primarily concerned with lobbyists, political committees, political candidates, and elected officials. There is a Governmental Conduct Act, but it does not apply to legislators or judges.

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Ethics Contact People:

  • Lacresia Rivera, contact for Office of Boards and Commissions (works closely with Board of Ethics);
  • Ted Shogry, Manager, Government Excellence and Effectiveness

Main Office Numbers:
Office of Boards and Commissions:
(505) 768-4672 or 768-4545
Ted Shogry: (505) 768-3069

Synopsis of City Ethics Program: Albuquerque's Office of Boards and Commissions provides support to the city's Board of Ethics. One of Albuquerque's five-year goals (between 2002 and 2006) is Government Excellence and Effectiveness, making a city government that is "ethical and accountable." The city also has Ethics and Conflict of Interest rules regarding its investment policies.

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