Jefferson Byrd
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Jefferson Byrd
Jefferson Byrd
Member of the
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
from the 2nd district

January 1, 2019
Patrick H. Lyons
Personal details
Born (1971-06-16) June 16, 1971 (age 49)
Springer, New Mexico, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceTucumcari, New Mexico[1]
Alma materNew Mexico State University (BA)
OccupationBusinessman, Rancher, Environmental engineer

Jefferson L. Byrd (born June 16, 1971) is an American politician from New Mexico. He is a member of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission from the 2nd district, which covers Chaves, Colfax, Curry, De Baca, Eddy, Guadalupe, Harding, Lea, Quay, Roosevelt, and Union Counties, and parts of Bernalillo, Lincoln, Mora, Otero, San Miguel, Santa Fe, and Torrance Counties.

Early life and education

Byrd grew up on his family's ranch in Mosquero, New Mexico and attended Mosquero High School. He graduated from New Mexico State University in 1995 with a B.A. in agricultural engineering.[1] He worked as an environmental engineer in the oil refining industry for fourteen years and owns two small businesses, including a ranch in Northern New Mexico.[2][3]


A member of the Republican Party, Byrd ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in New Mexico's 3rd congressional district in 2012 and 2014, both times losing to incumbent Democratic Congressman Ben Ray Luján. In 2018, Byrd won the Republican nomination for Public Regulation Commissioner from the 2nd district over Jerry Partin, 54-46%.[4] He defeated Democratic nominee Kevin Sanders 62-38% in the general election.[5]


  1. ^ a b "U.S. House of Representatives bio: Jefferson Byrd". Santa Fe New Mexican. May 22, 2012. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ Horwath, Justin (August 7, 2012). "The Long Shot: Can a Republican rancher wrangle northern New Mexico's voters?". Santa Fe Reporter. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "3rd Congressional District (R) -- Jefferson L. Byrd". Albuquerque Journal. October 1, 2014. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "2018 primary election results". Artesia Daily Press. June 5, 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ OFFICIAL RESULTS General Election - November 6, 2018 - Public Regulation Commissioner - DISTRICT 2 New Mexico Secretary of State. Retrieved January 3, 2019.

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