From balancing our state budget to reforming education, we have a lot of work to do together to create a brighter future for New Mexico’s children and families. I hope that our website will be able to provide you with important information about my plans and priorities for bringing bold change to state government and improving the lives of New Mexicans.
It is time to get our country back on the course to prosperity through lower taxes, less spending, and getting our economy moving again. And it is up to you, the citizens, to hold your elected officials accountable on these issues that affect your day-to- day life.
Benjamin L. Rawson was appointed to the District 3 seat on the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners on Aug. 12, 2013 by Governor Susana Martinez. District 3 encompasses a large sector of southeastern Doña Ana County, including Las Alturas, Telshor, Foothills, and the Talavera, the University Hills and Bellamah neighborhoods, the NMSU campus, White Sands Missile Range, and Tortugas. Commissioner Rawson is a professional businessman, currently the General Manager of Rawson Inc. Builders Supply, a company that specializes in the manufacture, distribution and installation of doors, windows, fireplaces, garage doors, shower doors, hardware, hollow metal, and storefront. Included in Rawson's portfolio is the Doña Ana County Government Center, where the company provided and installed not only doors and hardware, but also intricate arches and bullet-resistant glass. During his business career, Commissioner Rawson has experienced the peak of the construction industry in 2006 and the worst in 2012. His quick response to both situations is credited with the survival of Rawson, Inc. Born and raised in Doña Ana County, Commissioner Rawson received his master’s degree in Business Administration from New Mexico State University. Commissioner Rawson has been married to his wife, Kirsten, for eight years. They have three children: Heidi, William and Isabelle.