New Mexico Senate

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New Mexico State Senate

Senado de Nuevo México
New Mexico State Legislature
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Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 15, 2019
Leadership
Howie Morales (D)
since January 1, 2019
Mary Kay Papen (D)
since January 15, 2013
Majority Leader
Peter Wirth (D)
since January 17, 2017
Minority Leader
Stuart Ingle (R)
since January, 2001
Structure
Seats42
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Political groups
Majority
  •   Democratic (26)

Minority

Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle IV, New Mexico Constitution
SalaryNone + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 8, 2016
(42 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(42 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
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State Senate Chamber
New Mexico State Capitol
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Website
New Mexico State Legislature
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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.

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

Composition

The current makeup of the Senate for the 2009–2012 and 2013–2016 sessions is:

AffiliationParty
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
End 20082418420
2009–20122715420
Begin 20132517420
End 20162418420
Begin 20172616420
January 1, 2019 [1] 25411
January 8, 2019 [2] 24402
January 16, 2019 [3] 26420
May 24, 2019 [4] 25411
July 25, 2019 [5] 26420
September 17, 2019 [6] 25411
December 20, 2019 [7] 26420
Latest voting share

Leadership

PositionSenator [8] District
President/Lieutenant Governor Howie Morales
President pro tempore Mary Kay Papen 38
Majority Leader Peter Wirth 25
Majority Whip Mimi Stewart 36
Minority Leader Stuart Ingle 27
Minority Whip William H. Payne 20

Current members

DistrictRepresentative [9] PartyResidenceFirst electedCounties represented
1 William Sharer Rep Farmington 2000 San Juan (part)
2 Steven Neville Rep Aztec 2004San Juan (part)
3 Shannon Pinto Dem Tohatchi 2019 McKinley (part), San Juan (part)
4 George Muñoz DemGallup2008 Cibola (part), McKinley (part), San Juan (part)
5 Richard Martinez Dem Española 2000 Los Alamos (part), Rio Arriba (part), Sandoval (part), Santa Fe (part)
6 Roberto Gonzales Dem Taos 2019Los Alamos (part), Rio Arriba (part), Santa Fe (part), Taos (part)
7 Pat Woods Rep Broadview 2012 Curry (part), Quay (part), Union
8 Pete Campos Dem Las Vegas 1991 Colfax, Guadalupe, Harding, Mora, Quay (part), San Miguel (part), Taos (part)
9 John Sapien Dem Corrales 2008 Bernalillo (part), Sandoval (part)
10 Candace Gould Rep Albuquerque 2017Bernalillo (part), Sandoval (part)
11 Linda M. Lopez Dem Albuquerque 1996Bernalillo (part)
12 Jerry Ortiz y Pino Dem Albuquerque 2004Bernalillo (part)
13 Bill O'Neill DemAlbuquerque2012Bernalillo (part)
14 Michael Padilla DemAlbuquerque2012Bernalillo (part)
15 Daniel Ivey-Soto DemAlbuquerque2012Bernalillo (part)
16 Antoinette Sedillo Lopez [10] DemAlbuquerque2019Bernalillo (part)
17 Mimi Stewart DemAlbuquerque2015Bernalillo (part)
18 Bill Tallman DemAlbuquerque2017Bernalillo (part)
19 James White Rep Albuquerque 2017Bernalillo (part), Sandoval (part), Santa Fe (part), Torrance (part)
20 William Payne RepAlbuquerque1996Bernalillo (part)
21 Mark Moores RepAlbuquerque2012Bernalillo (part)
22 Benny Shendo Dem Jemez Pueblo 2012Bernalillo (part), McKinley (part), Rio Arriba (part), San Juan (part), Sandoval (part)
23 Sander Rue RepAlbuquerque2008Bernalillo (part)
24 Nancy Rodriguez Dem Santa Fe 1996Santa Fe (part)
25 Peter Wirth DemSanta Fe2004Santa Fe (part)
26 Jacob Candelaria DemAlbuquerque2012Bernalillo (part)
27 Stuart Ingle Rep Portales 1984 Chaves (part), Curry (part), De Baca, Lea (part), Roosevelt
28 Siah Correa Hemphill Dem Silver City 2020 Catron, Grant, Socorro (part)
29 Gregory A. Baca Rep Belen 2017Bernalillo (part), Valencia (part)
30 Clemente Sanchez Dem Grants 2012Cibola (part), McKinley (part), Socorro (part), Valencia (part)
31 Joe Cervantes Dem Las Cruces 2012 Doña Ana (part)
32 Cliff Pirtle Rep Roswell 2012Chaves (part), Eddy (part), Lincoln (part)
33 William Burt Rep Alamogordo 2010Chaves (part), Lincoln (part), Otero (part)
34 Ron Griggs RepAlamogordo2012Eddy (part), Otero (part)
35 John Arthur Smith Dem Deming 1989Doña Ana (part), Hidalgo, Luna, Sierra
36 Jeff Steinborn Dem Las Cruces 2016Doña Ana (part)
37 William Soules DemLas Cruces2012Doña Ana (part), Sierra (part)
38 Mary Kay Papen DemLas Cruces2000Doña Ana (part)
39 Liz Stefanics Dem Cerrillos 2017Bernalillo (part), Lincoln (part), Santa Fe (part), San Miguel (part), Torrance (part), Valencia (part)
40 Craig Brandt Rep Rio Rancho 2012Sandoval (part)
41 Gregg Fulfer Rep Jal 2018Eddy (part), Lea (part)
42 Gay Kernan Rep Hobbs 2001Chaves (part), Eddy (part), Lea (part)

Past composition of the Senate

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References

  1. Democrat Howie Morales (District 28) resigned to take office as Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico.
  2. Democrat Cisco McSorley (District 16) resigned to take office in the Lujan Grisham administration.
  3. Democrats Antoinette Sedillo Lopez and Gabriel Ramos appointed to succeed McSorley and Morales, respectively.
  4. Democrat John Pinto (District 3) died.
  5. Democrat Shannon Pinto appointed to succeed Pinto (her grandfather).
  6. Democrat Carlos Cisneros (District 6) died.
  7. Democrat Roberto Gonzales appointed to succeed Cisneros.
  8. "Leadership". New Mexico Legislature. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  9. "Districts". New Mexico Legislature. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  10. Boyd, Dan (January 14, 2019). "Sedillo Lopez appointed to vacant Senate seat". www.abqjournal.com. Albuquerque Journal.

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