The New Mexico Association of REALTORS® positions in front of the New Mexico State Legislature and also with New Mexico regulatory agencies, which may adopt rules affecting REALTORS® or private property rights. NMAR’s legislative and regulatory positions are guided by the Quality of Life Principles adopted by the Board of Directors.

An extensive REALTOR® volunteer network is active on government affairs issues through service on the Legislative Committee, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee of New Mexico, the Issues Advocacy Fund Committee, the State Political Coordinators key contact program, and task forces on special issues.

Sometimes a local board and state partnership may be the best way to address ordinances and rules passed by local governments. The National and State government affairs groups stand ready to assist the local boards and associations where possible.

Quality of Life Statements

The NMAR Quality of Life Statement guides the NMAR Legislative Committee and NMAR Leadership in setting legislative policy

Legislative Priorities

Legislative Committee
  • Coleen Dearing – Chair
  • Isaac Romero – Vice Chair
  • Clayton Azar – Member
  • Paul Barry – Member
  • Gayla Brumfield – Member
  • Kim Clark – Member
  • Daniel Coleman – Member
  • Kent Cravens – Member
  • Cheryl Eichorn – Member
  • Tim MacEachen – Member
  • Steve Montanez – Member
  • Tabatha Moreau – Member
  • Joseph Ortiz – Member
  • Joshua Price – Member
  • James Russ – Member
  • JoAnne Vigil Coppler – Member
  • John Ramon Vigil – Member
  • Diane Moehlenbrink – Ex Officio/NMAR CEO
  • David Saavedra – Ex Officio/Staff Liaison
  • Ashley Strauss-Martin – Ex Officio/General Counsel
  • Ambyrly Maestas – Staff


Contact David Saavedra, MPA
Government Affairs Director | 505.982.2442 |

Dates of the 56th Legislature

January 3 – January 13, 2023:
Legislation may be prefiled

January 17
Opening Day (noon)

February 16
Deadline for Introduction

March 18
Session Ends (noon)

          April 7
          Legislation not acted upon by Governor is pocket vetoed

          June 16
          Effective date of legislation not a general appropriation bill
          or a bill carrying an emergency clause or other specified date

NM State Voter Information Portal

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