COMMISSIONER Patrick Lyons - District 2
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Patrick H. Lyons
Commissioner - District 2

1120 Paseo De Peralta 
P.O. Box 1269 
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
(505) 827-4531



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Patrick Lyons is a lifetime (third generation) resident of New Mexico and Owner/Operator of Lyons Angus Ranch.  In addition to serving as a Commissioner of the Public Regulation Commission he is an active managing rancher/farmer in New Mexico with a continuous cow/calf operation, buying and selling beef cattle, growing/ harvesting/ utilizing alfalfa.


Patrick Lyons was New Mexico’s Commissioner of Public Lands, serving from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2010. He was elected by the voters of New Mexico to represent and work for the benefit of the entire state of New Mexico.  Responsible for revenue generation through the management of more than 13 million acres held in trust for state’s 22 beneficiaries (including public schools, penal institution, hospitals, the beneficiaries, through oil and gas, and agricultural leases, economic development, sales and exchanges of land held in trust. Hands on management of 153 employees in the Santa Fe building and 13 district resource managers located throughout the state.  Since taking office, Patrick Lyons was able to more than double the amount of revenue generated and distributed to beneficiaries, while maintaining the State Land Office on an annual flat budget for eight years.


Patrick Lyons was a New Mexico State Senator from 1992 to 2002. He was elected by the voters to represent six counties in the northeastern quarter of the state.


In 1978 and 1979 Patrick Lyons worked in the Department of Commerce, Agriculture Bureau.



Masters Degree in Agriculture, Colorado State University, 1977     

Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics, NM State University, 1975

Clovis High School, New Mexico, 1972


Commissioner Lyons has received numerous awards during his 18 years in public service, below are just a few:

2006 – Pete Porter Award from the NM Oil and Gas Association

2005 – Certificate of Appreciation from Chama Middle School for providing technology support

2004 – Certificate of Appreciation for partnership with Keep New Mexico Beautiful Association

2002 – President’s Award from the NM Association of Conservation Districts

1998 – Legislator of the Year from the NM District Attorneys’ Association

Recognition by the Association of Retarded Citizens

Recognition by the New Mexico Wild Life Federation

Recognition by the New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps

Recognition by the New Mexico Boy Scouts



New Mexico State Investment Council member 
Western States Land Commissioner’s Association, 2003-2010.  President 2009 and 2010
Capitol Building Planning Commission  
Coal Surface Mining Commission 
Oil Conservation Commission 
Office of Interstate Natural Gas Markets 
Natural Lands Protection Act Committee 
Rangeland Protection Advisory Committee 
Natural Resources Revenue Recovery Task Force
New Mexico Cattle Growers Association 
New Mexico Senate Finance Committee
New Mexico Senate conservation Committee
New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee 
New Mexico Water and Natural Resources Committee
Economic, Rural Development & Telecommunications Commission
Legislative Council
Revenue Stabilization & Tax Policy Committee
New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority
New Mexico Farm & Livestock Association
Volunteer Firefighter, Jordan, NM

Commissioner Lyons has been successful in many local and national lobbying efforts relative to various public oriented pieces of legislation, such as work on election laws and other public needs.  I have been able to provide land for construction of schools, thereby allowing them to leverage cash funding for building (School for the Blind, Gallup-McKinley, etc.).  Donated used refurbished computers to various public schools throughout the state.



My primary commitment is to family, my wife of 26 years, Sandy, and children Amy, Kimberly and Daniel.  I have a lifelong commitment to the citizens and children of the State of New Mexico and will always do the very best that I can to improve the lives and well-being of all of my fellow New Mexicans.

Commissioner Lyons's Staff

Deborah Bransford

Phone: (505) 827-4531

Patrick Lyons is the Commissioner of the 2nd District of the Public Regulation Commission.

District 2 is shown as the green area on the map below.

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