Tim Eichenberg

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Tim Eichenberg
30th Treasurer of New Mexico
Assumed office
January 1, 2015
GovernorSusana Martinez
Michelle Lujan Grisham
Preceded byJames Lewis
Member of the New Mexico Senate
from the 15th district
In office
January 2009 – January 2013
Preceded byDiane Snyder
Succeeded byDaniel Ivey-Soto
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Sandra
Children2
EducationUniversity of New Mexico, Las Cruces (BA)

Tim Eichenberg is an American politician from the state of New Mexico. A member of the Democratic Party, he serves as the State Treasurer of New Mexico.

Career[edit]

Eichenberg was elected as the treasurer for Bernalillo County, New Mexico, in 1974. He served for two terms, reelected in 1976. In 2004, Eichenberg served as the property tax director for the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department during the gubernatorial tenure of Bill Richardson.[1] In his position, he supervised the work of all New Mexico County Assessors.

Eichenberg served in the New Mexico State Senate, taking office in 2009 and served for two terms.[2] He served on the Public Affairs and Judiciary Committees. In 2010, Eichenberg carried the NM Governmental Conduct Act, establishing a code of ethics for all state government employees.[3] Though he initially filed to run for reelection in 2012, he withdrew from the race on June 5, 2012 to help ailing family members.[4]

Eichenberg was elected as 30th State Treasurer of New Mexico in 2014.[5] He was reelected in 2018.[6]

Prior to running, Eichenberg was employed as a Real Estate Broker and Property Tax Consultant for New Mexico Property Tax Consultants in Albuquerque, New Mexico.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Eichenberg was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended Albuquerque Public Schools and graduated from the University of New Mexico. Eichenberg and his wife, Sandra, have two adult children and two dogs.[citation needed]

He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and has served on the Boards for the National Kidney Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation.[8]

In 1994, Eichenberg was charged with a misdemeanor for illegally carrying a firearm in Travis County, Texas. Inadvertently, he carried an unloaded handgun in his carry-on luggage while attempting to board a plane in Austin, Texas.[9]

Electoral history[edit]

New Mexico State Senate 15th District Democratic Primary Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tim Eichenberg 2,413 59.36
Democratic John Blair 1,652 40.64
New Mexico State Senate 15th District Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tim Eichenberg 12,643 56.52
Republican Diane Snyder 9,728 43.48
New Mexico Treasurer Democratic Primary Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tim Eichenberg 59,683 52.72
Democratic John Wertheim 53,523 47.28
New Mexico Treasurer Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tim Eichenberg 261,203 52.46
Republican Rick Lopez 236.699 47.54

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2 Democrats vie for treasurer's office". abqjournal.com. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  2. ^ "Democrat Eichenberg wins treasurer primary". abqjournal.com. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "About the Treasurer's Office". nmsto.gov. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
  4. ^ "Eichenberg won't run in general election". New Mexico Telegram. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  5. ^ "Eichenberg wins New Mexico state treasurer race". abqjournal.com. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  6. ^ https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/11/06/tim-eichenberg-re-elected-state-treasurer-2018-election/1914931002/
  7. ^ "Who We Are - Principals - New Mexico Property Tax Consultants". nmpropertytax.com.com. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
  8. ^ "About the Treasurer's Office". nmsto.gov. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
  9. ^ Olson, Sean (August 23, 2008). "Eichenberg didn't disclose 1994 Gun Charge". abqjournal.com. Retrieved December 29, 2015.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James B. Lewis
Treasurer of New Mexico
2015–present
Incumbent