Eric Montaño

Office: Valencia County Sheriff
Status: Challenger
Party Affiliation: Republican
City: Los Lunas
State: New Mexico

Eric Montaño has 30 years of law enforcement experience, in a variety of agencies and situations that have given him a broad range of experiences. At age 17, he joined the United States Air Force where he served in a variety of Law Enforcement billets from Squadron to Wing, and where he promoted eight different times from patrolman to Tech Sergeant. His responsibilities included security of a wing, millions of dollars of USAF hardware, and the homes and families of service members. Eric served the Air Force community for 20 years of service and retired Honorably.

Since military retirement, Eric served for 13 years with the New Mexico State Police, and moved on to serving Belen Police Department, Valencia County Sheriff’s Office and is currently a Bernalillo County Deputy. This variety of experiences has prepared Eric by providing him with a broad range of experiences and situations, under a many leadership styles. Eric is also a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a degree in Applied Management.