New Mexico House of Representatives
Conrad James currently serves on the Finance & Facilities Committee and the Health Sciences Center Board at the University of New Mexico Board of Regents.
Representative Conrad James was born and raised in Ohio in a family that stressed education and hard work. Conrad graduated from Walnut Ridge High School and then completed his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame. He then received his master’s and doctorate degrees from Cornell University in applied and engineering physics.
Since 2002, he has worked as a research engineer developing microsystem-based sensors and devices. From 2011 to 2012, Conrad represented House District 24 in the 50th New Mexico Legislature, serving on the House Appropriations & Finance and the Voters & Elections Committees. In 2013, Conrad was appointed to the University of New Mexico Board of Regents where he served on the Finance & Facilities Committee and the Health Sciences Center Board. In 2014, he became Vice President of the Board, and in that same year he was successfully re-elected to the state legislature.
Conrad and his wife Natasha are raising three children in Albuquerque where they attend City Church of Albuquerque.