Gregory H. (Gregg) Fulfer is a lifelong New Mexican, his family homesteaded in Lea County in 1913. Gregg has lived his entire life in Jal, NM attending Jal Elementary and graduating from Jal High School. He attended NMJC for one year before moving on to NMSU in 1984 where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering Technology and was later acknowledged and received the honor of NMSU Distinguished Alumni of Engineering in 2015. Returning home after graduating Gregg went on to help his father start an electrical contracting business while also working on his father’s ranch. During this time Gregg started a small oil and gas business and for the past 30 years has been the owner/operator of Fulfer Oil & Cattle Company, LLC.
Gregg is a past member of the Lea County Board of County Commissioners and represented County Commission District 5. In 2007, Gregg was appointed by the Governor of New Mexico to fill the unexpired term of a former County Commissioner. He was then elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012. The Commission elected Gregg to serve as their Vice Chair in January 2009 and served as the Chair of the Commission from July 2010 through December of 2016.
Gregg is New Mexico State Senator from District 41 representing Lea and Eddy Counties. He was appointed to fill the seat of retiring Senator Carrol Leavell in 2017 and is standing for reelection in 2020.
Gregg has more than 20 years’ experience in economic development and regularly works with multiple county advisory boards, chambers’ of commerce, school boards, city governments and leaders of all the communities in Lea County. At the state level, Gregg was recently appointed by Governor Susana Martinez to the New Mexico Economic Development Commission and he continues to serve on the New Mexico Environment Improvement Board which he has done for the past 3 years. At the national level, Gregg is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of America’s Counties for Energy Independence, and the Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council appointed by the Secretary of Interior.
Gregg has been a valued asset to the county in aiding with diversification of Lea County’s renewable resources, bringing in a broad mix of energies including solar, wind and nuclear. He has assisted in establishing the New Horizons Foundation and initiating the development of NMJC research foundation helping small businesses take an idea from paper to production.
Gregg lives in Jal with his wife Kimmy. They have been married 35 years and have two daughters and seven grandchildren.