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®, real estate, or private property rights. NMAR’s legislative and regulatory positions are guided by the Quality of Life Statements.
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 (RPAC-NM), the Issues Advocacy Fund Committee, the State Political Coordinators (SPC) 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 Statements guide the NMAR Legislative Committee and NMAR Leadership in setting legislative policy priorities for each legislative session.
REALTORS® advocate for an increased housing inventory across New Mexico. REALTORS® support the creation of workforce housing, including affordable housing for veterans and seniors. REALTORS® support programs to curtail unsheltered homelessness.
REALTORS® oppose legislation that would seek to repeal the rent control prohibition in New Mexico. REALTORS® support legislation that encourages the construction of rental dwellings across New Mexico.
REALTORS® support fair property tax assessments and equitable tax policy. REALTORS® oppose transfer taxes on the sale or transfer of real property.
REALTORS® support legislation that provides jobs and encourages investment. REALTORS® advance initiatives that support a healthy economy in New Mexico. REALTORS® support statewide broadband availability.
REALTORS® support legislation that ensures that the availability and quality of water meet the needs of New Mexico and its people.
- Isaac Romero – Chair
- Joshua Price – Vice Chair
- Coleen Dearing – Past Chair
- Joe Archuleta – Member
- Brady Au – Member
- Clayton Azar – Member
- Paul Barry – Member
- Gayla Brumfield – Member
- Kim Clark – Member
- Todd Clarke – Member
- Daniel Coleman – Member
- Kent Cravens – Member
- Kurstin Johnson – Member
- Tim MacEachen – Member
- Joseph Ortiz – Member
- James Russ – Member
- Kent Simpson – Member
- Diane Arnett Stearley – Member
- JoAnne Vigil Coppler – Member
- Zachary Benjamin – Ex Officio/NMAR CEO
- David Saavedra – Ex Officio/Government Affairs Director
- Ashley Strauss-Martin – Ex Officio/General Counsel
- Ambyrly Maestas – NMAR Staff
Legislative updates are e-mailed to members during the NM state legislative session every Monday. Emails will come from email@example.com. Save this email to your contacts!
2023 Legislative Bulletins
Legislative Bulletin | Volume I
Legislative Bulletin | Volume II
Legislative Bulletin | Volume III
Legislative Bulletin | Volume IV
Legislative Bulletin | Volume V
Legislative Bulletin | Volume VI
Legislative Bulletin | Volume VII
Legislative Bulletin | Volume VIII
Legislative Bulletin | Volume IX
Resources and Links
David Saavedra, MPA
Government Affairs Director
505.467.6303 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Session of the 56th Legislature (30-Day)
January 2 – January 12, 2024
Legislation may be prefiled
Opening Day (noon)
Deadline for Introduction
Session Ends (noon)
Legislation not acted upon by Governor is pocket vetoed
Effective date of legislation not a general appropriation bill
or a bill carrying an emergency clause or other specified date
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