Maggie Toulouse Oliver Article

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Maggie Toulouse Oliver
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26th Secretary of State of New Mexico
Assumed office
December 9, 2016
Governor Susana Martinez
Michelle Lujan Grisham (elect)
Preceded by Brad Winter
Personal details
Born Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Education University of New Mexico ( BA, MA)

Maggie Toulouse Oliver is an American politician from the state of New Mexico. She is the 26th and current Secretary of State of New Mexico.

Life

Oliver was born in Los Angeles but is described as a "life long resident" of New Mexico. [1]

Prior to serving as Secretary of State, Toulouse Oliver served as the county clerk of Bernalillo County, New Mexico, from 2007 to 2016. Toulouse Oliver was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She studied political science at the University of New Mexico, earning a master's degree. She worked as the New Mexico state director for the League of Conservation Voters. [2]

Following the resignation of Dianna Duran, Toulouse Oliver defeated Republican Nora Espinoza in the November 2016 special election to fill the remainder of the term. [3] She was sworn into the position on December 9, 2016. [4] As Secretary of State, Toulouse Oliver has advocated for automatic voter registration. [5]

Electoral history

New Mexico Secretary of State election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Maggie Toulouse Oliver 392,954 57.06%
Republican Gavin Clarkson 254,612 37.04%
Libertarian Ginger Grider 34,097 5.00%

References

  1. ^ "Meet the Secretary". www.sos.state.nm.us. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  2. ^ "Secretary of state: Maggie Toulouse Oliver claims victory". Las Cruces Sun-News. November 8, 2016. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  3. ^ Yingling, Sara (November 9, 2016). "Toulouse Oliver becomes New Mexico's Secretary of State". KRQE. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  4. ^ Lee, Morgan (December 9, 2016). "New Mexico swears in newly elected secretary of state". SFGate. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  5. ^ Simonich, Milan (January 18, 2017). "Democrats propose amendment calling for automatic voter registration". Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved February 28, 2017.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brad Winter
Secretary of State of New Mexico
2016–present
Incumbent