SUNM Governmental Affairs presents proposed legislation and the viewpoints of the student body on matters that affect students, as directed by the President or the Senate, before the New Mexico Legislature and other such bodies outside of UNM. Each year, this agency coordinates UNM Day at the State Legislature during the regular session every January. During UNM Day, ASUNM leaders and students from all over campus take the Rail Runner to Santa Fe and show Lobo pride. Most importantly, members of the Governmental Affairs agency lobby legislators on issues that affect undergraduate students. These issues range from the New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship to special requests for capital outlay funding on campus.

Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for establishing and researching projects and/or laws that affect the student body. They lobby before any necessary government agent. They are responsible for ensuring the agency complies with all pertinent laws concerning registration of lobbyists and reports all lobbying expenditures and activities. They are also responsible for organizing and overseeing agency meetings.