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Linda M. Trujillo, Superintendent

Linda Trujillo began her career in state government at the Regulation and Licensing Department in 2006. She was hired as the Deputy Director for the Boards and Commissions Division during Governor Richardson’s administration. In 2011, Linda moved to the State Records Center and Archives and in 2014 she was appointed by the Commission of Public Records to serve as the State Records Administrator.

Linda also has a long history of supporting and advocating for public education. Prior to attending law school, she gained first-hand experience in the classroom as a Head Start teacher and then as a volunteer coordinator for a school district in Washington State. As the first person in her family to attend college, Linda has seen how education can have a positive impact on a family. She believes that public education is the foundation of our democracy and that we have a responsibly to ensure all students can access a quality education – regardless of zip code. Linda earned an associate degree in early childhood education from Green River Community College, a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Evergreen State College, and a Juris Doctorate from the Seattle University School of Law.

In 2011 and again in 2015, Linda was elected to serve on the Santa Fe Public Schools Board of

Education. In 2014, the New Mexico School Boards Association (NMSBA) awarded her School Board Member of the Year and in 2017, she served as President of the NMSBA.

In November of 2016 and again in 2018, Linda was elected to the New Mexico State House of Representatives. During this period of time, Linda worked at Walsh Gallegos, a private law firm representing school districts around the state.

Victor Reyes, Deputy Superintendent

Victor served as the Legislative Director for Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham where he oversaw the governor’s legislative portfolio, served as a lead negotiator for the executive budget, and acted as the liaison between the executive and legislative branches.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Victor was the lead staff member within the governor’s office working with local governments to coordinate community response and ensure that our tribes and pueblos had access to the food, shelter, and resources they needed.

​Victor was an architect behind two special legislative sessions focused on providing direct assistance to New Mexicans during the pandemic. He led the governor’s call to pass a major relief package that helped deliver direct unemployment assistance in the form of $1,200 supplemental payments to unemployed New Mexicans, $100 million in grants to small and large businesses, $15 million emergency housing and homeless assistance; and $5 million for emergency food bank services.

​Victor also served as the chair of NM’s Community Development Council where he oversaw the investment of tens of millions of dollars of federal funds in infrastructure and economic development projects in New Mexico. Under Victor’s leadership, the council partnered with the state’s mortgage finance authority to dedicate $13 million dollars in funding to housing and rental assistance to families struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic.

Victor was a key member of the gubernatorial transition, where he served as the Assistant Transition Director and helped coordinate the incoming administration and immediate policy priorities prior to Governor Lujan Grisham being sworn in.

​Prior to his tenure within the Lujan Grisham Administration, Victor was a senior staff member for the New Mexico Senate Democratic Caucus.

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