New Mexico’s Constitution limits the state’s Governor to two consecutive terms. A person can run for that office again after sitting out one term.
The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state auditor, state treasurer, attorney general and commissioner of public lands, who shall, unless otherwise provided in the constitution of New Mexico, be elected for terms of four years beginning on the first day of January next after their election. The governor and lieutenant governor shall be elected jointly by the casting by each voter of a single vote applicable to both offices.
Such officers shall, after having served two terms in a state office, be ineligible to hold that state office until one full term has intervened.
The officers of the executive department, except the lieutenant governor, shall during their terms of office, reside and keep the public records, books, papers and seals of office at the seat of government.
Upon the adoption of this amendment by the people, the terms provided for in this section shall apply to those officers elected at the general election in 1990 and all state executive officers elected thereafter. (As amended November 3, 1914, November 4, 1958, effective January 1, 1959, November 6, 1962, November 3, 1970 and November 4, 1986.)
-- THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO
New Mexico currently doesn't have any constitutional or statutory limits concerning tax and spending limitations or voter approval of taxes.
Created by: Jennifer L. Crull
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