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Mr. VeneKlasen stands out in race for Commissioner of Public Lands

By Gabe Vasquez, Las Cruces City Councilor The New Mexico State Land Office is one of the largest land managers in the West, and does so with virtually unfettered discretion. Few agencies are able to act as nimbly and autonomously when it comes to supporting pro- or anti-conservation policies, so it’s particularly vital to ensure 


Garrett VeneKlasen for Commissioner of Public Lands

Conservation Voters New Mexico Action Fund is proud to endorse Garrett VeneKlasen to be the next New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands. The Commissioner of Public Lands, commonly referred to as State Land Commissioner, is charged with generating and optimizing revenue from state trust lands to support public education and other beneficiary institutions, while simultaneously