New Mexico State Senate

New Mexico State Senate

Summary

The New Mexico Senate (Spanish: Senado de Nuevo México) is the upper house of the New Mexico State Legislature. The Senate consists of 42 members, with each senator representing an equal number of single-member constituent districts across the state. All senatorial districts are divided to contain a population on average of 43,300 state residents. Members of the Senate are elected to four-year terms without term limits.

The Senate convenes at the New Mexico State Capitol building in Santa Fe.

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The New Mexico Senate (Spanish: Senado de Nuevo México) is the upper house of the New Mexico State Legislature. The Senate consists of 42 members, with each senator representing an equal number of single-member constituent districts across the state. All senatorial districts are divided to contain a population on average of 43,300 state residents. Members of the Senate are elected to four-year terms without term limits.

The Senate convenes at the New Mexico State Capitol building in Santa Fe.

Composition

The makeup of the Senate for sessions from 2009–present is:

AffiliationParty

(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
DemocraticIndRepublicanVacant
End 200824018420
2009–201227015420
Begin 201325017420
End 20162418
2017–202126016420
Begin 202127015420
December 6, 2021[a]261
October 19, 2022[b]0411
November 16, 2022[c]27420
August 1, 2023[d]14411
September 15, 2023[e]15420
October 25, 2023[f]14411
January 5, 2024[g]15420
Latest voting share64%36%
  1. ^ Jacob Candelaria (District 26) left the Democratic Party and registered as an Independent.[1]
  2. ^ Independent Jacob Candelaria (District 26) resigned.[2]
  3. ^ Democrat Moe Maestas was appointed to succeed Candelaria[3]
  4. ^ Republican Gay Kernan (District 42) resigned.[4]
  5. ^ Republican Steve McCutcheon was appointed to succeed Kernan.[5]
  6. ^ Republican Stuart Ingle (District 27) resigned.[6]
  7. ^ Republican Greg Nibert was appointed to succeed Ingle.[7]

Leadership

PositionSenator[8]District
President/Lieutenant GovernorHowie Morales
President pro temporeMimi Stewart17
Majority LeaderPeter Wirth25
Majority WhipMichael Padilla14
Minority LeaderGregory A. Baca29
Minority WhipCraig Brandt40

Current members

DistrictSenator[9]PartyResidenceFirst electedCounties represented
1William SharerRepFarmington2000San Juan (part)
2Steven NevilleRepAztec2004San Juan (part)
3Shannon PintoDemTohatchi2019†McKinley (part), San Juan (part)
4George MuñozDemGallup2008Cibola (part), McKinley (part), San Juan (part)
5Leo JaramilloDemEspañola2020Los Alamos (part), Rio Arriba (part), Sandoval (part), Santa Fe (part)
6Roberto GonzalesDemTaos2019†Los Alamos (part), Rio Arriba (part), Santa Fe (part), Taos (part)
7Pat WoodsRepBroadview2012†Curry (part), Quay (part), Union
8Pete CamposDemLas Vegas1990Colfax, Guadalupe, Harding, Mora, Quay (part), San Miguel (part), Taos (part)
9Brenda McKennaDemCorrales2020Bernalillo (part), Sandoval (part)
10Katy DuhiggDemAlbuquerque2020Bernalillo (part), Sandoval (part)
11Linda M. LopezDemAlbuquerque1996Bernalillo (part)
12Jerry Ortiz y PinoDemAlbuquerque2004Bernalillo (part)
13Bill O’NeillDemAlbuquerque2012Bernalillo (part)
14Michael PadillaDemAlbuquerque2012Bernalillo (part)
15Daniel Ivey-SotoDemAlbuquerque2012Bernalillo (part)
16Antoinette Sedillo LopezDemAlbuquerque2019†Bernalillo (part)
17Mimi StewartDemAlbuquerque2015†Bernalillo (part)
18Bill TallmanDemAlbuquerque2016Bernalillo (part)
19Gregg SchmedesRepAlbuquerque2020Bernalillo (part), Sandoval (part), Santa Fe (part), Torrance (part)
20Martin HickeyDemAlbuquerque2020Bernalillo (part)
21Mark MooresRepAlbuquerque2012Bernalillo (part)
22Benny ShendoDemJemez Pueblo2012Bernalillo (part), McKinley (part), Rio Arriba (part), San Juan (part), Sandoval (part)
23Harold Pope Jr.DemAlbuquerque2020Bernalillo (part)
24Nancy RodriguezDemSanta Fe1996Santa Fe (part)
25Peter WirthDemSanta Fe2008Santa Fe (part)
26Moe MaestasDemAlbuquerque2022†Bernalillo (part)
27Greg NibertRepRoswell2024†Chaves (part), Curry (part), De Baca, Lea (part), Roosevelt
28Siah Correa HemphillDemSilver City2020Catron, Grant, Socorro (part)
29Gregory A. BacaRepBelen2016Bernalillo (part), Valencia (part)
30Joshua A. SanchezRepGrants2020Cibola (part), McKinley (part), Socorro (part), Valencia (part)
31Joe CervantesDemLas Cruces2012Doña Ana (part)
32Cliff PirtleRepRoswell2012Chaves (part), Eddy (part), Lincoln (part)
33William BurtRepAlamogordo2011†Chaves (part), Lincoln (part), Otero (part)
34Ron GriggsRepAlamogordo2012Eddy (part), Otero (part)
35Crystal DiamondRepDeming2020Doña Ana (part), Hidalgo, Luna, Sierra
36Jeff SteinbornDemLas Cruces2016Doña Ana (part)
37William SoulesDemLas Cruces2012Doña Ana (part), Sierra (part)
38Carrie HamblenDemLas Cruces2020Doña Ana (part)
39Liz StefanicsDemCerrillos2016Bernalillo (part), Lincoln (part), Santa Fe (part), San Miguel (part), Torrance (part), Valencia (part)
40Craig BrandtRepRio Rancho2012Sandoval (part)
41David GallegosRepJal2020Eddy (part), Lea (part)
42Steve McCutcheonRepCarlsbad2023†Chaves (part), Eddy (part), Lea (part)

† Senator was originally appointed.

Past composition of the Senate

See also

Notes

References

  1. ^ Lyman, Andy. “Sen. Jacob Candelaria leaves Dem party, registers as decline to state”. Las Cruces Sun-News. Retrieved 2021-12-10.
  2. ^ Honeycutt, Jordan (October 19, 2022). “Senator resigns from New Mexico’s legislature”. KRQE.
  3. ^ Lohmann, Patrick; November 16, Source New Mexico (16 November 2022). “Maestas appointed to state Senate following bitter debate and dark accusations”. Source New Mexico.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Segarra, Curtis (28 June 2023). “New Mexico Senator Gay Kernan retiring from legislature”. KRQE News.
  5. ^ Segarra, Curtis (19 September 2023). “Governor appoints McCutcheon to New Mexico Senate”. Roswell Daily Record.
  6. ^ Segarra, Curtis (25 October 2023). “New Mexico Senator Stuart Ingle announces retirement”. Roswell Daily Record.
  7. ^ Segarra, Curtis (5 January 2024). “New Mexico politician appointed to state senate”. KRQE News.
  8. ^ “Leadership”. New Mexico Legislature. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
  9. ^ “Districts”. New Mexico Legislature. Retrieved September 23, 2015.

External links

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