Doña Ana County

County Commissioners

Leticia Duarte-Benavidez

Dept Head Title: 
District 5 Commissioner
Department Head: 
Leticia Duarte-Benavidez
845 N Motel Blvd
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88007
(575) 525-5809 (Office)
(575) 635-5146 (Cell)
(575) 525-5951
Phone: (575) 525-5809 (Office)
(575) 635-5146 (Cell)
TDD: (575) 525-5951

County Commissioners

Leticia Duarte-Benavidez represents District 5 on the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners. She is a lifelong native of Doña Ana County, who retired from Doña Ana County as a grant administrator to run for the District 5 commission seat in 2008, taking office on Jan. 1, 2009. She was re-elected in 2012 and will serve through December of 2016. She is not eligible to seek re-election.

Commissioner Benavidez has a deep understanding of county issues from her perspective as a long-time employee, and she brings her knowledge of the organization’s strengths and challenges to the job of Commissioner.

Prior to mandatory redistricting in 2012, District 5 encompassed most of Downtown Las Cruces. It now encompasses a portion of northwestern Las Cruces and extends north to the Sierra County line, taking in all or part of the communities of Doña Ana, Radium Springs, Leasburg, Hatch, Salem and Garfield.