Colfax County Commissioners
The Colfax County Board of Commissioners welcome you to meet at the county seat for semi-monthly meetings and special meetings throughout the year. The county meetings, which are open to the public, are held on the third floor of the Colfax County courthouse, 230 N. 3rd Street, on the second and fourth Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise stated.
To find out more about our meetings, special notices, or other items of interest, please visit our home page.
Roy Fernandez, Member
Roy was born in Maxwell and raised there and in Raton. He graduated Raton High School in 1973. He went to work at P&M York Canyon Mine in 1973, and became involved in the Local Union of the United Mine Workers of America. When the mine closed, he continued working for the UMWA International Union, starting in 1990 as a Local Representative -- representing grievants at coal mine locals from Gallup to Denver. In 2000, he was elected on the International slate of officers as International Auditor for the West. He has continued representing workers, as well as organizing workers, under the auspices of the UMWA since. He is married and has three grown children, and eight grandchildren, all of whom live or work in Colfax County. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking and golf in his 'spare' time.
James "Landon" Newton, Vice-Chair
Landon Newton was elected to the Commissioner District #3 position in November 2012 and took office on January 1, 2013 for a four-year term. Commissioner Newton was born and raised in Springer, New Mexico. His family has had roots in Colfax County for over 100 years. A graduate of NMSU with a degree in Business Administration, he has 26 years of work experience in the New Mexico banking industry.
Commissioner Newton is the owner of Ranchers Supply in Springer, New Mexico and is also a licensed New Mexico Real Estate Broker. He is a member of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau, the Colfax County Fair Board and is currently serving as president of the Springer Chamber of Commerce. He is married to Carolyn Newton and together they have three grown children and two grandchildren.
Bill Sauble, Chair
Bill Sauble is a life-long rancher in Colfax County. Bill Sauble attended Springer High School and graduated from New Mexico State University. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he returned to the family ranch east of Maxwell. Bill was first appointed to the Colfax County Commission in 2010 to fill a vacancy and was elected to that position in 2011.
In addition to being a Colfax County Commissioner, Bill serves as Chairman of the New Mexico Livestock Board and is a member of the New Mexico State Land Office Advisory Committee. He is also past president of the New Mexico Cattle Grower's Association. Bill is married to Debbie and they have one son, Troy and one daughter, Tara, and twin grandsons, Cole and Tyson.