BernCo Clerk Known for Innovation, Transparency & Integrity
ALBUQUERQUE – Today, two-term Bernalillo County Clerk, Maggie Toulouse Oliver, launched her campaign to become New Mexico's next Secretary of State.
“Fair elections and transparency in government are the bedrock of our democracy. As New Mexico's next Secretary of State, I will continue working to make voting more accessible and promoting the integrity of all New Mexico elections,” said Toulouse Oliver.
As Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie has protected the voting process and ensured fairness in elections by spearheading successful innovations that have made voting easier and more accessible. As Secretary of State Maggie will impart the duties of her office impartially and will never make decisions driven by partisanship – only by what's best for the people of New Mexico.
Maggie also knows that creating jobs is New Mexico's number one priority and will embrace the Secretary of State's new role in Corporations and Business Services by creating a hub which cuts red tape for small business owners while streamlining delivery of essential services to help New Mexico's businesses thrive.
BACKGROUND: Maggie Toulouse Oliver grew up in New Mexico and attended Albuquerque public schools and the University of New Mexico. She has served as Bernalillo County Clerk since 2007 where improving the integrity of the election process and delivering top customer service have been the highest priorities. Maggie set out from day one to ensure that her office was responsive to the needs of her constituents and to restore accountability to a process that far too often had problems. With Maggie’s leadership, Bernalillo County has consistently raised the bar for making voting easier and more accessible while becoming a national leader in modernizing our electoral process. Maggie is a 2009 recipient of a New Mexico Technology Excellence award and 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from United Voters NM and Verified Voting NM for her work in promoting election integrity. In the summer of 2013, Maggie was the only New Mexico representative to testify before the Presidential Commission on Election Administration in Denver where she discussed Bernalillo County's groundbreaking efforts regarding the successful implementation of vote centers in 2012. Maggie lives in Albuquerque with her husband Allan and two sons.