Robert Corn


  • Chair of Finance Committee
  • Member of Legal Committee


Elected November 1994, retired December 2009 - Magistrate Judge, Chaves County, Division II, Roswell, NM.
Duties, Responsibilities, and Jurisdiction: Civil actions in which the dept or sum claimed does not exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) exclusive of interest and costs. Criminal actions include disposition of complaints, summons and warrants. Arraignments and preliminary hearings are also part of the courts work. Magistrates also perform marriages and the administration of oaths.

Elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives 1980
Re-elected 1982, 1984, and 1986.
House Republican Caucus Chair—1983-1984
· Legislative Committee Experience: House Government and Urban Affairs Committee; House Taxation and Revenue Committee; House Rules Committee; House Voters and Elections Committee (Chairman 1986-1987); House Appropriations and Finance Committee.
· Interim Committees: Legislative Education Study Committee; Tax Study Committee (Co-chair 1985); Revenue Stabilization and Resources Review Committee; Energy, Natural Resources and Extractive Industries Committee.
· Western Conference of State Legislatures: Public Lands Committee; Land and Energy Committee; Environment and Hazardous Materials Committee.

Public Service

Elected November 2012 to and served until December 2020 as Chaves County Commissioner, District 4. Chairman of the Chaves County Commission January 2017, 2018 and 2019. Completed terms because of term limitations. Served on the Budget and Jail Committees.

Elected March 2022 as Roswell City Councilor, Ward 4. Chairman of the Finance Committee and member of the Legal Committee.

Business Experience

Wide-ranging business and professional experience including commercial aviation, fixed base operations, new business development and extensive farming and ranching operations.