James Strickler


James Strickler is a State Senator for New Mexico’s 2nd District. Strickler was first elected in 2006. He supports studying the transfer of public lands to state control.

Notable Activities and Statements on Public Lands Policy

State Representative James Strickler Cosponsored Bill to Study Transfer of Federal Lands

Strickler’s Bill Would Study Land Transfers, Land Access and Cost Savings. The bill would have studied whether federal lands should be transferred to the state of New Mexico. [2015 Regular Session – HB 29, New Mexico Legislature, accessed 11/01/18]

Strickler sponsored HB 220, a bill that would lower taxes paid by the coal industry.

Strickler’s Bill softens the blow of the closure of the San Juan Generating Station and Four Corners Power Plant by reducing taxes on coal industries by reducing the gross receipts, severance, resources and processors, and conservation tax rates paid by the coal industry.