Mo knows New Mexico. Born and raised in Albuquerque, Mo attended historic Highland High School, where he led the Hornets to a state football championship. His dual academic and athletic accomplishments took him next to the University of San Diego, where he continued to succeed both on the field and in the classroom. But returning to New Mexico was always the plan, and he did enroll in the University of New Mexico School of Law.
With his law degree, Mo immediately went into the insurance world quickly earning a reputation as a surety specialist. His special skill soon led him to the largest local insurance brokerage firm in the state, the Manual Lujan Agency. But his reputation grew and in 2005 he was appointed by Governor Bill Richardson to be the Superintendent of Insurance for the State of New Mexico. He honorably held this position for 5 years.
And in 2010, with Chris Saucedo, he founded SaucedoChavez, P.C. He continues to be a leader in the insurance industry as an expert consultant, regulatory and licensing specialist, and litigator. And his ability to navigate the complexities and uniqueness of New Mexico government is unparalleled. So he also provides government affairs and lobbying services for an array of companies and industries. Just this past legislative session, he assisted cannabis clients in navigating and ultimately passing the Cannabis Regulation Act.
But his true passion is serving his community. Although his list of public service is lengthy, some of his current activities are particularly noteworthy. Mo leads the Jaramillo Summer Clerkship Program, which seeks to provide students of diverse backgrounds an opportunity to clerk in coveted legal settings. He also teaches a course on government affairs and lobbying at the UNM School of Law.
With all he does, he appreciates most the time he spends with his wife, Allison, and their young son and daughter.