Public regulation commission district four is composed of Bernalillo county precincts 31 through 38, 40 through 55, 61 through 67, 71 through 77, 88, 90 through 99, 101 through 106, 122 through 124, 132, 133, 135, 214, 217, 221 and 223 through 226; Cibola county; McKinley county; Rio Arriba county precincts 24 through 27, 29 and 30; San Juan county; Sandoval county precincts 7 through 10 and 14 through 27; Santa Fe county precincts 12, 14, 62 through 65, 68 through 72 and 80 through 82; Socorro county precinct 15; and Valencia county precinct 13.
Theresa Becenti-Aguilar -Vice Chair
Commissioner - District 4
1120 Paseo De Peralta
P.O. Box 1269
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
Theresa Becenti-Aguilar is a proud member of the Navajo Nation. Originally from Coyote Canyon, N.M., Theresa’s roots are planted deep in the rural community. She attended Tohatchi High School, where she was selected as one of the “Young Leaders in New Mexico.” Theresa’s participation in that program sparked her interest in government, and she has pursued that interest ever since.
Theresa was appointed by former Governor Bill Richardson in July 2010 to the five-member New Mexico Public Regulation Commission and was elected in November 2010 by the voters of her district to serve a full four-year term. She is both honored and humbled by the voters’ faith in her.
After graduating from high school, Theresa attended New Mexico State University, Santa Fe Business College, and the University of New Mexico/Los Alamos. She has since built her career by studying the work of prominent leaders at local, state and federal levels. In 1988, Theresa began her career as an intern with the Federal Bureau of Land Management. Beginning in 1989, she worked for former New Mexico Attorney General Tom Udall for nine years, and then for the next eight years served as Congressman Udall’s Constituent Services Representative for Tribal Relations. In November 2006, Theresa was appointed as the first Native American Liaison for the five-member Public Regulation Commission. Her experience encompasses critical Tribal issues, and she works tirelessly to promote the general welfare for all citizens. Perhaps most importantly, Theresa is dedicated to bringing to government the qualities of honesty, integrity, ethics, and vision.
Theresa believes her leadership will support upcoming generations despite the challenging times. She shows a remarkable aptitude for finding common ground and she works diligently and with discretion. Theresa’s work with the Public Regulation Commission has demonstrated her unique ability to bring her constituent’s concerns to the process of regulating utility, telephone, and insurance companies.
Theresa’s qualities as a compassionate leader with a strong work ethic and a concern for the needs of her constituents have helped build better working relationships among all the people she meets. Her commitment to public service is a commitment for better future.
Commissioner Becenti-Aguilar’s Staff