Aubrey Dunn

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Aubrey Dunn
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27th State Land Commissioner
New Mexico
January 1, 2015—January 1, 2019
Predecessor: Ray Powell
Successor: Stephanie Garcia Richard
Personal Details
Education: Colorado State University
Occupation: rancher
Residence: New Mexico
Party: Libertarian (since 2018)
Republican (prior to 2018)
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Aubrey Dunn Jr. is a rancher from New Mexico who served as Public Lands Commissioner of New Mexico from 2014 to 2019. On January 27 2018, Dunn switched from the Republican Party to the Libertarian Party.[1] Dunn was nominated by the Libertarian Party of New Mexico as its senatoral candidate in 2018, but later left the race and was replaced by former presidential candidate Gary Earl Johnson.

Organizational Positions

New Mexico State Lands Commission[2]
  • New Mexico State Investment Council
  • Youth Conservation Corps
  • Capital Building Planning Commission
  • Coal Surface Mining Commission
  • Mining Commission
  • Oil Conservation Commission
  • Office of Interstate Natural Gas Markets
  • Natural Lands Protection Act Committee
  • Rangeland Protection Advisory Committee
New Mexico Coalition of Conservation Districts
Chaves County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • District Supervisor
  • Chair (prior to 2018)
Libertarian Party
  • 2018 National Convention- New Mexico Delegation[3]

2018 US Senate Campaign

2018 U.S. Senate campaign logo

On January 29 2018, Dunn announced his candidacy for the US Senate, seeking the Libertarian Party nomination.[4] Dunn secured the nomination on June 5, 2018.[5]

On July 29 2018, Dunn withdrew from the race and encouraged Gary Johnson to enter the race. [6]


  • Bill Weld, 68th Governor of Massachusetts. 2016 Libertarian Nominee for Vice-President [7]