Attorney General, New Mexico
- First person from his hometown to graduate law school and become an attorney
- In 2006, became America's youngest Hispanic statewide elected official
- Hector's auditors uncovered the largest public school embezzlement in state history: a $3.3 million embezzlement scheme
On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, Hector Balderas was elected the 31st Attorney General of New Mexico.
Hector was raised by a single mother in the small village of Wagon Mound, New Mexico. Through hard work and by overcoming tough financial hardship, Hector earned degrees from New Mexico Highlands University and the University of New Mexico Law School. He became the first person from Wagon Mound to graduate from law school and become an attorney.
In 2006, after serving as a New Mexico state representative, he was honored with being the youngest Latino statewide elected official when he won State Auditor of New Mexico. As New Mexico’s State Auditor, Hector created an aggressive agenda designed to protect taxpayer funds and hold government agencies accountable. Growing up in Wagon Mound, New Mexico, Hector is a true and fierce fighter for justice. His record on accountability and investing in education makes Hector one of our Social Justice Champions.
You can read more about Hector HERE.