Brian Moore is a small businessman in rural northeastern New Mexico. He and his wife Linda have owned and operated Clayton Ranch Market in Clayton, NM, since 1995. They have five children and seven grandchildren.
Moore served in the New Mexico House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008. Over his eight years in the legislature, he served on committees for Ag and Water Policy, Transportation, Business and Finance. The last two years, he also served on the Education Funding Formula task force assigned to re-evaluate New Mexico’s formula for funding education more equitably. Moore also ran the Washington, D.C., office of Gov. Susana Martinez until he stepped down in 2012 and was appointed to the RETA board of directors by Gov. Martinez in 2013. In his service in Santa Fe, Moore became known for his ability to work with members of both parties to find solutions for rural New Mexico. As a member of the Legislative Finance Committee, he worked to find ways to put more resources and fewer mandates in every budget for schools all over the state.