Red River’s Mayor Since 2006
Linda Calhoun moved to New Mexico in 1978 after graduating from WTAMU with a BS in Nursing. She is the current mayor of Red River and as the first woman elected, has served in that position since 2006. Her interest in politics began in 1994, when she was appointed to the Planning and Zoning Commission and then elected to the town council in 1996 where she chaired the Parks and Recreation committee and Public Safety. She is very involved at the local and state level, serving as New Mexico Municipal League president, Chair of the New Mexico Self Insurer’s Fund, board member for North Central New Mexico Economic Development District, Vice-Chair for the New Mexico Mayor’s Caucus and a member of the Enchanted Circle Council of Government. Linda was appointed to Governor Lujan Grisham’s transition team in 2018 as co-chair for Economic Development, Tourism, Transportation and Cultural Affairs. She is also currently serving on the Governor’s Mayors Economic Recovery task force helping to establish guidelines for reopening our economy during the COVID 19 pandemic.
She has been active in the community serving as a director for the Chamber of Commerce board and as its president for 4 terms, the Women’s Club as president and a founding member of the Red River Valley Educational Foundation. As owner and broker for Calhoun Real Estate, she is also a board member for the Taos County Association of Realtors. Linda and her husband, Ted, of 27 years, have raised 5 children in Red River and are business owners and active members of the community.