Doña Ana County

County Commissioners

Benjamin L. Rawson

Dept Head Title: 
District 3 Commissioner
Department Head: 
Benjamin L. Rawson
845 N Motel Blvd
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88007
(575) 525-5807 (Office)
(575) 649-4153 (Cell)
(575) 525-2812
(575) 525-5951
Phone: (575) 525-5807 (Office)
(575) 649-4153 (Cell)
Fax: (575) 525-2812
TDD: (575) 525-5951

County Commissioners

Benjamin L. Rawson was appointed to the District 3 seat on the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners on Aug. 12, 2013, by Gov. Susana Martinez. He was elected to the seat in November of 2014 and he will be eligible to run for re-election in 2018.

District 3 encompasses a large sector of southeastern Doña Ana County, including Las Alturas, Telshor, Foothills, and the Talavera, the University Hills and Bellamah neighborhoods, the NMSU campus, White Sands Missile Range, and Tortugas.

Commissioner Rawson is a professional businessman, currently the General Manager of Rawson Inc. Builders Supply. During his business career, Commissioner Rawson has experienced the peak of the construction industry in 2006 and the worst in 2012. His quick response to both situations is credited with the survival of Rawson, Inc.

Born and raised in Doña Ana County, Commissioner Rawson received his master’s degree in Business Administration from New Mexico State University. Commissioner Rawson has been married to his wife, Kirsten, since 2005. They have four children: Heidi, William, Isabelle and Luke.