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County Commission

Three Commissioners elected from representative districts oversee Torrance County government. The County Commission is responsible for:

  • County government budget -- Approximately $13 million
  • County ordinances & resolutions (local laws)
  • Zoning & business regulation in the unincorporated areas
  • Setting policies for the operation of County government
  • Appointing individuals to various boards and committees

Department Calendar

County Attorney


The county attorney’s office provides legal services to the Torrance County Board of Commissioners.

It also represents the interests of other elected or appointed officials when those interests are compatible with those of the Board of County Commissioners.

County Attorney John Butrick is dedicated to providing superior public service while adhering to the highest standards of ethics and confidentiality.

Services (What We Do):

Render legal opinions.
Review and approve documents.
Assist in the drafting and implementation of county policies and procedures.
Draft a variety of legal documents including contracts, ordinances, resolutions and joint powers agreements.
Attend and provide legal advice at Torrance County Board of Commissioners, Board of Finance and Planning and Zoning Board meetings.
Make staff available to advise county commissioners and county administration.
Educate and train county departments to prevent legal problems.
Initiate and defend lawsuits in state and federal trial and appellate courts.
Oversee and manage all outside litigation provided through the New Mexico Association of Counties.​

Department Downloads


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Torrance County Commission
205 S Ninth Street
Estancia New Mexico, 87016


Phone: (505) 544-4700
Fax: (505) 384-5294


Kevin McCall (2019 - 2022)

Commissioner - District 1
(505) 315-2312 

Ryan Schwebach (2019 - 2022)

Commissioner - District 2
(505) 315-5065

LeRoy Candelaria (2021 - 2024)

Commissioner - District 3
(505) 270-8394 

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