OSCAR VÁSQUEZ BUTLER ELECTED NMAC PRESIDENT-ELECT

OSCAR VÁSQUEZ BUTLER ELECTED NMAC PRESIDENT-ELECT

District 1 Doña Ana County Commissioner Oscar Vásquez Butler was elected President-Elect of the New Mexico Association of Counties on June 10, 2005.

As president-elect, Butler will assume the presidency of the state association in the summer of 2006. As president-elect, he also will assist the NMAC in lobbying for county issues at the state and national levels. He also will work closely with the NMAC executive staff and elected officers to prepare himself for taking the reins of the association next summer.

Butler said he will work closely with all 33 New Mexico counties to develop a lobbying strategy dealing with core issues for county governments, including county-facilitated housing, transportation and extradition of state prisoners, better management of state and federal unfunded mandates, and as well as seeking state assistance to foot the bill for state facilities, such as district attorneys’ offices and district courts for which counties are now responsible.

Butler also was instrumental in lobbying the NMAC to select Doña Ana County as the site for the organization’s 2007 summer conference.