For Immediate Release
June 7, 2022
EMILY's List Congratulates Secretary Maggie Toulouse Oliver on Advancing to the New Mexico Secretary of State General Election
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Secretary Maggie Toulouse Oliver on advancing to the general election in the New Mexico secretary of state race. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List congratulates Secretary Maggie Toulouse Oliver on advancing to the general election in her bid to win reelection as New Mexico’s secretary of state. Since 2016, Toulouse Oliver has utilized her election administration expertise to ensure the integrity of New Mexico’s elections as secretary of state. We know that we can count on this pro-choice champion to advance justice throughout the state while she continues preserving and protecting the state’s elections.”
Maggie Toulouse Oliver has called New Mexico home since age three and is currently serving as the state’s 26th secretary of state. She was first elected in 2016. In 2007, she was appointed as a County Clerk in Bernalillo County, N.M. where she served until her election as secretary of state. Before entering public service, Toulouse Oliver worked her way through college and graduate school and gained activism and organizing experience.
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