Lynn Ellins was elected to the District 1 Commission seat in November of 2018. He took office on January 1, 2019, and he will be eligible to run for re-election in 2022.
District 1 includes the South Valley communities between Vado and Mesilla Park, as well as downtown Las Cruces, Mesilla and Picacho Hills.
Commissioner Ellins is a former chief deputy secretary of state for Colorado and a former Doña Ana County clerk, having served in that capacity for more than nine years. He played a pivotal role in New Mexico becoming a marriage-equality state in 2013. He is committed to inter-governmental coordination and comprehensive planning to support communities faced with limited resources and rapid growth.