Toulouse Oliver was elected New Mexico Secretary of State in 2016. She previously served as Bernalillo County Clerk from 2007 to 2016.
Since being in sworn in as Secretary of State in December 2016, Toulouse Oliver has been hard at work implementing reforms designed to bring more transparency and efficiency to the office. In February, she posted 2017 Financial Disclosure statements online for all public officials. Soon after she announced the creation of the Native American Voting Taskforce, which is “charged with identifying ways to boost voter registration, education and election participation in tribal communities.” She has since announced a partnership with Family Friendly New Mexico Business Awards to support businesses that adopt and implement family friendly policies for their employees. This month she released a draft campaign finance rule to help candidates, elected officials and political committees with campaign finance disclosure and reporting requirements.
Toulouse Oliver is a 2009 recipient of a New Mexico Technology Excellence award. In 2011, she received the Distinguished Service Award from United Voters NM and Verified Voting NM for her work in promoting election integrity. In 2012, she was named one of NM Business Weekly’s “40 under 40” young professionals. Toulouse Oliver was named one of “30 Women to Watch” by MSNBC, to Democracy for America’s “Dean’s Dozen” in 2014 and earned Common Cause New Mexico’s “Best in Government 2015” award for her efforts to pass an online voter registration bill. She was recently named the Elections Committee Co-Chair of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
Toulouse Oliver grew up in New Mexico, attended Albuquerque Public Schools and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of New Mexico. The proud mother of two sons, she currently lives in Santa Fe.