This month, we are celebrating a few fellow caucus members that won recent elections for County Commission positions in New Mexico. Shannon Reynolds won re-election for his seat in Doña Ana County and Barbara Baca, Eric Olivas and Joshua Jones are all first time Commissioners for their respective counties.
Our VMFC Congressional District 2 Vice Chair, Shannon Reynolds was re-elected for his second four-year term as Commissioner for Doña Ana County District 3. Shannon has chaired the Spaceport America, served on the Regional Spaceport Tax District Board and Chaired the Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority Board. He’s also served on the New Mexico Association of Counties Board and served as Treasurer and Secretary of the New Mexico Commissioner Affiliate Board. We are proud of Shannon’s accomplishments and look forward to seeing him continue his work on behalf of his constituents in Doña Ana County.
Barbara Baca is a fellow VMFC member and native New Mexican who has worked in government and public service for years. Barbara understands the importance of public-private sector collaboration. She is a graduate of West Mesa High School and the University of New Mexico, and went on to earn a master’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1982. We are excited to see her bring her experience and enthusiasm to Bernalillo County’s District 1 for her first term as Commissioner. READ MORE
USAF veteran and fellow VMFC member, Joshua Antonio Jones, was sworn into office January 11th as Commissioner for District 5. Joshua was appointed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on January 10, 2023, to fill the remaining term of former Sandoval County Commissioner F. Kenneth Eichwald, who resigned to assume the office of Magistrate Judge, Division II. We are proud of Joshua and excited to see the positive changes that he will bring to Sandoval County residents during his first term. READ MORE
Eric Olivas is a fellow VMFC member and Bernalillo County’s newest Commissioner of District 5. Eric has family members that have served, or are currently serving in the military and we are proud to have him as an advocate for veteran and military family issues. He has already hit the ground running. He has plans to improve the behavioral health system in Bernalillo County and to address the affordable housing crisis. He is also tackling veteran homelessness by supporting a $3.5 million appropriation from its Behavioral Health Initiative to the Veterans Integration Center to help build a housing campus with wrap around services for unhoused and precariously housed veterans. We are excited to see the changes he’ll make during his first term as Commissioner. READ MORE