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Maggie Toulouse Oliver has served as Bernalillo County clerk since January, 2007. Initially appointed by the commission to fill an unexpired term, Maggie was subsequently elected to a four-year term in 2008 and was re-elected in November, 2012. Prior to becoming clerk, Maggie spent 13 years as a political consultant and campaign organizer, working to support a variety of issues, candidates, and national and local organizations.
Maggie’s priorities as clerk have been to improve the election process and the means by which the public interacts with her office. Maggie has prioritized integrity and transparency, public education and modernization of both office functions and the election process.
Maggie has been a pioneer in the modernization of elections in New Mexico. In 2008, she and her staff, along with academic partners, conducted the first-ever post-election audit in New Mexico history. She played a key role in the passage of “Vote Centers” legislation and implemented the largest and most successful version of the process to date.
Maggie is a 2009 recipient of a New Mexico Technology Excellence award. In 2011, Maggie 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.
Maggie was raised in Albuquerque and attended APS schools. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and Spanish from UNM and received a Master of Arts in political science also from UNM. During her time at UNM, she received numerous academic awards and has served as an instructor in its political science department. Maggie lives in Albuquerque with her husband, Allan, and their two sons.