Regional
8:27 am
Fri August 16, 2013

NM Treasurer Elected Leader Of National Group

New Mexico State Treasurer James Lewis has been elected to the top leadership post of a national group representing state financial management officials.

Lewis will serve as president of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers.

He was elected to the post at the group's annual conference, which concluded Wednesday in Boston.

Lewis' office said the association will meet next year in Santa Fe.

Lewis is a Democrat who was elected treasurer in 2006.

He also was treasurer from 1985 to 1990. He initially was appointed to replace Earl Hartley, who resigned after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of malfeasance and neglect of duty, and was elected to a four-year term in 1986.

Lewis was Bernalillo County treasurer from 1983 to 1985.

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