Board of County Commissioners

The Board of County Commissioners sets policy for the governance of Socorro County, appoints the County Manager and is responsible for all fiscal management of Socorro County operations. Each Commissioner represents and is elected by district.

The Socorro County Board of Commissioners regularly meets at 9 AM on the second Tuesday of the month and at 6 PM on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Socorro County Annex Building located at 198 Neel Avenue, Socorro NM. 

All constituents and organizations are welcome to address the Board during the public comment portion at the start of each meeting. For items that require Board action or for a longer discussion, requestors must complete an Agenda Request form, found on the Manager's Forms page. Following a review of the request, only the County Manager or a Commissioner may place an item on the agenda.

For copies of board meeting packets and minutes, please visit the Socorro County Sunshine Site.

All Commissioners can be contacted at the office of the Manager at 575.835.0589 or PO Box I, Socorro NM 87801.

District 1
Phone: 575-835-0589 x1112
Cell Phone: 505.550.2722

Commissioner Martha Salas, msalas@co.socorro.nm.us
Chairwoman
Voting Precincts 16, 24, 27
Currently serving second term through 2020

Commissioner Salas is the Chair of the Socorro County Commission.  She is the former Chair of the New Mexico Association of Counties County Commission Affiliate and was formerly the Secretary Treasurer of the Affiliate. She and her husband, General Andrew E. Salas, have been married 37 years and have 5 children and 4 grandchildren.  They are both life-long residents of Socorro County.


District 2
Phone: 575-835-0589 x1111

Commissioner Joe Gonzales, jgonzales@co.socorro.nm.us
Voting Precincts 3, 8, 10, 17
Currently serving first term through 2022










District 3
Phone: 575.835.0589 x1114
Cell: 505-385-4029

Commissioner Glen Duggins, glend@co.socorro.nm.us
Voting Precincts 12, 18, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25
Currently serving first term through 2020

Commission Duggins is a life-long resident of Socorro County and a farmer for 30 years. He raises alfalfa, corn, wheat and chile on a 600-acre farm in Lemitar. He has an associate’s degree in agriculture from New Mexico State University and serves on the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District Board.

District 4
Phone: 575.835.0589 x1113
Cell: 575-418-0234

Commissioner Manuel Anaya, manaya@co.socorro.nm.us
Vice Chairman
Voting Precincts 1, 2, 6, 7, 9
Currently serving second term through 2022








District 5
Phone: 575.835.0589 x1115
Cell: 575-418-7261

Commissioner Ray Martinez, rmartinez@co.socorro.nm.us
Voting Precinct 4, 5, 11, 13, 14
Currently serving first term through 2020


All Board of County Commission Meetings are held at the Socorro County Annex Building at 198 Neel Avenue in Socorro.

198 Neel St