“I’m testing the waters,” Marks — who just concluded two terms on the Public Regulation Commission — said late Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 19).
An attorney based in Albuquerque and a Democrat, Marks is the first person to go on record as a potential candidate to take over for current Attorney General Gary King, who is wrapping up his second term as the state’s top law enforcement official.
“New Mexico needs a strong attorney general who will stand up for ordinary people at the legislature and in the courts and stand up for corporate accountability and honest government,” Marks said.
Marks’ exploratory committee is based in Albuquerque and has lined up Ken Sanchez as its treasurer.
In his eight years at the PRC, Marks prided himself on battling PNM for lower rate increases for electricity customers across the state and in the past year has advocated for reforming the PRC and establishing stronger qualifications for commissioners at the agency that has experienced a history of members who have run afoul of the law.