Martha Salas Biography

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

Commissioner Martha Salas,
Voting Precincts 16, 24, 27
Currently serving first term through 2020

Commissioner Salas is the Chair of the Socorro County Commission.  She is also the 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 35 years and have 5 children and 3 grandchildren and are both life-long residents of Socorro County.

 She last served as a Level 3 teacher at La Promesa Elementary School in the Belen Consolidated School District in Northern Socorro County.  Prior to that she home-schooled her five children.   

Military Service

  • 11 year veteran of the New Mexico Air National Guard
  • Named Top Performer for the Air Guard's operational readiness inspection
  • Area Chair for the NM Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
  • Treasurer of the Enlisted Association, Spouse's Auxiliary
  • Family Programs Volunteer 

Leadership Positions & Community Support

  • New Mexico Association of Counties Advisory Committee
  • South Central Council of Governments Representative for County
  • Socorro County Substance Abuse Prevention Committee
  • DWI Planning Council for Socorro County
  • Socorro County Coordinated Community Response Committee
  • Board Member, Literacy Volunteers of Socorro County
  • Alamo Chapter Resource Committee
  • Member of Socorro County Committee of Fire Department Chiefs
  • Belen Schools Grade Level Committee Chair
  • Belen School District Curriculum Committee
  • Valencia County 4-H Leader
  • Valencia County 4-H Pellet Coach
County Certifications
  • NM Certified County Commissioner
  • NM Certified Public Official
  • NM Certified Advocate in Public Ethics