Meet the Attorney General

About Attorney General Torrez

Raul Torrez

Raúl Torrez was sworn in as New Mexico’s 32nd Attorney General on January 1st, 2023.

A career state and federal prosecutor, Attorney General Torrez has worked at every level of the criminal justice system – from serving as a front line violent crimes prosecutor in a small rural community to providing strategic counsel as a senior advisor in President Obama’s Department of Justice.

Prior to his election, Attorney General Torrez led one of the largest law offices in the State of New Mexico as the elected District Attorney for the Albuquerque metro area. Handling more than 20,000 criminal referrals a year, Attorney General Torrez was a pioneer in the early adoption of transformative technologies and advanced data analytics to increase both the efficiency and the impact of the District Attorney’s Office.

As the state’s chief legal officer, Attorney General Torrez is attacking New Mexico’s generational challenges with the same commitment to innovation and pragmatism. From fighting crime and protecting consumers to defending our constitutional rights and standing up for children, Attorney General Torrez believes in advancing new ideas and bold public leadership to the issues confronting New Mexico and the nation.

A graduate of Harvard University, the London School of Economics, and Stanford Law School, Attorney General Torrez resides in Albuquerque with his wife Nasha and their two children.