Professional background: Raúl Torrez was sworn in as the 32nd New Mexico Attorney General in January 2023. Prior to election, AG Torrez served as the Bernalillo County District Attorney from 2017 to 2022. Earlier in his career he worked as an assistant district attorney and assistant attorney general. He was then appointed to serve as a White House Fellow by President Barack Obama and served as a senior advisor to the Department of Justice.
He has identified the key priorities for his first term as:
- To improve the criminal justice system in New Mexico.
- To prevent crime and protect society from dangerous offenders.
- To protect and strengthen access to reproductive health care.
Education: AG Torrez graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in government. He then earned a Master of Science in international political economy from the London School of Economics before earning his J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Personal: AG Torrez lives in Albuquerque with his wife, Nasha, and their two children.