Over the last 3 years, my team at your State Land Office has been working hard – and we have accomplished a great deal.
- A record of over $800 million for New Mexico’s schools, hospitals and universities in 2014 alone.
- Fourteen renewable energy projects in progress. These included New Mexico’s largest solar array — 52 mega watts in Luna County, New Mexico’s largest wind farm – 1000 mega watts in Torrance County, New Mexico’s largest distributive solar array at the Sandia Science and Technology Park in Albuquerque — 2 mega watts.
- Also we are working on the expansion of the State Land Office’s projects – the Sandia Science & Tech Park and Innovation Park at Mesa del Sol in Albuquerque – over 5,000 new jobs created in these two project alone!
- In addition we are creating partnerships with responsible private industry from Hobbs to Gallup that have created many good jobs.
- We have worked with our outstanding agricultural lessees to improve access to State Trust Land at White Peak and across New Mexico. Tens of thousands of acres of additional Trust Land have been opened to public access since my return to the Land Office.
My team has cleaned up the Land Office and made it a productive, trusted guardian for public lands. We have an incredible opportunity to continue making positive change happen.
I’m running for a second term as your Land Commissioner because I believe more than ever that if we take care of the land, the land will take care of us.
My vision for the future of the Trust is generating more money for our children’s schools, creating badly-needed jobs, protecting access to Trust Lands, enhancing the health of our Lands, and making New Mexico a leader in wind, solar, and geothermal energy.
I need, and I hope I can count on, your support.
This website exists as a space for you to find out more, not just about the work we’ve done in our first term, but our vision for the next four years.
It is an honor serving as your Land Commissioner. We have cleaned up many problems, and we’ve still have work to do.
So while you’re here, please consider signing up to volunteer and making a contribution. There are more than 13 million acres of State Trust Land, and we need your help to safeguard the trust for future generations!
New Mexico State Land Commissioner
In the News
- Our Bosque Restoration Project Protects Against Flooding and Catastrophic Fire -- While Creating Prime Wildlife Habitat >>
- Largest Solar Array On State Trust Lands >>
- Ray Powell Announces Renewable Energy Project >>
- Land Office attracts potential Tesla plant >>
- Land manager Ray Powell takes action to prevent wildfires >>
- Video: The truth about Dixon Apple Orchard (II) >>
- Video: The truth about Dixon Apple Orchard (I) >>
- NMPOLITICS.NET Interview >>
- Report From Santa Fe -- Land Commissioner Forum >>
- Albuquerque Journal Land Commissioner Profile by Debra Baker >>
Video: The truth about Dixon Apple Orchard (I) State Land Commissioner Ray Powell responds on the topic of the Dixon Apple Orchard in a 30-second television advertisement. Ray Powell for New Mexico Land Commissioner
State land earns record revenue Ray and the team at the Land Office are at it again -- posting record revenues for yet another month for our school kids! Take a look at the article below! Article at lascrucesbulletin.com
Largest Solar Array On State Trust Lands (DEMING, New Mexico) - New Mexico State Land Commissioner Ray Powell will celebrate the completion of New Mexico's largest solar power plant - located on State Trust Land...
Our Bosque Restoration Project Protects Against Flooding... Our bosque restoration project in the south valley of Albuquerque is helping reduce risks of flooding and catastrophic fire while greatly enhancing the health of land. Before...