Colin L. Hunter was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and graduated summa cum laude in Political Science with a 3.9 G.P.A. from the University of New Mexico in 2000. In 2003 he graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law in the top 15 percent of his class. He also occasionally teaches a Federal Legislative Process class as an adjunct professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico. During law school, Mr. Hunter was an extern/clerk for U.S. Federal District Court Judge C. Leroy Hansen and at the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office.
After graduating from law school, from 2003 to 2006 Mr. Hunter was Legislative Director for U.S. Congresswoman Heather Wilson. In this capacity he managed her overall legislative agenda with a focus on appropriations, environmental, Native American, energy, and water matters. He also oversaw the work of three legislative assistants, two legislative fellows, a legislative correspondent and a staff assistant.
On behalf of the Congresswoman, Mr. Hunter oversaw dozens of pieces of legislation and amendments to legislation, a number of which are now law. In 2004 and 2005 he oversaw the effort that lead to securing over $50 million dollars in Federal earmarked funding for New Mexico counties, cities, universities, non-profits, transportation, social service agencies, and economic development projects. He has also worked as a campaign staffer on seven congressional campaigns in five
Mr. Hunter is admitted to practice before the New Mexico Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, and the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.