Promoting Accountable Government

Common Cause New Mexico has made a difference.  We have been on the front lines of numerous hard fought battles for government reform and accountability.  In the past three decades, we have been instrumental in the implementation of key state and municipal reform measures, including voluntary public financing of campaigns for citywide races in Albuquerque, campaigns for the NM Public Regulation Commission and statewide judicial races. We've also succeeded in pushing for online campaign finance reporting, the merit selection of judges, the Lobbyist Disclosure Act, the Campaign Practices Act, the Open Meetings Act and ethics reform legislation like the bill to create the Office of the Inspector General in Albuquerque.



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Common Cause New Mexico State Governing Council, 2007


State Chair:  Jack Taylor
Vice Chair:  Matt Brix
Secretary and Treasurer: Sally Hill Davis
Southern NM Chair:  Steve Carter
National Governing Board:  Jack Taylor
State Director:  Steven Robert Allen


Congressional District 1
Teresa Brito-Asenap

Matt Brix

Sally Hill Davis

Rey Garduno
Eric Griego

Jack Taylor

Congressional District 2

Phil Banks

Alex Burr
Lynn Ellins

Congressional District 3
George Best
John Bigelow
Wayne Coe 

Jim Harrington

Lee More


Jack Taylor is State Chair of Common Cause New Mexico.
He lobbies for CCNM issues at the New Mexico State Legislature and has served on the State Governing Council as Vice Chair.  He holds a B.S. and M.S. in engineering from the University of New Mexico, a bachelor's and master's degree in philosophy and a master's degree in theology from the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis Missouri.  He also holds a Doctor of Ministry from the McCormick Theology School.  Retired, he works as comptroller consultant to Direct Power and Water Corporation, a solar electric company.


Prior to his retirement, Jack served as President of the Aquinas Institute of Theology and Senior Vice President of the Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith and Ethics (Chicago, Illiinois).  He has also taught at the graduate level and consulted for a variety of non-profit organizations and health care institutions.


Steven Robert Allen is Executive Director of Common Cause New Mexico.
He manages the state office in Albuquerque, organizes and coordinates legislative programs, conducts research, directs all fundraising initiatives, oversees the budget and acts as a lobbyist.  Our director holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He's a member of the State Bar of New Mexico and is the former editor of the Weekly Alibi, Albuquerque's alternative newsweekly.


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Albuquerque, NM 87103-0278
Physical Location: 113 Sixth Street NW, Suite C, Albuquerque, NM 87102


Phone: (505) 323-6399
Fax: (505) 323-6399 (call first)


Email Address (Executive Director Steven Robert Allen): sallen[at]