2019 New Mexico State Legislators

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54th Legislature – 2019, First Regular Session

The New Mexico state legislature is comprised of 42 senators and 70 representatives, for a total of 112 members. The Senate began the 2019 legislative session with 26 Democrats and 16 Republicans and the House of Representatives includes 24 Republicans and 46 Democrats.

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Citizen Legislature

New Mexico is one of only a handful of states still served by a “citizen legislature,” meaning that state legislators are not monetarily compensated and generally have occupations outside of their service as public officials. Although New Mexico legislators receive a modest allowance for mileage and expenses for attending sessions and interim committee meetings, the state constitution prohibits any other compensation.

Sessions

A “legislature” in New Mexico, such as the “54th Legislature,” consists of two sessions split into two-year cycles, for which legislators convene in mid-January. In odd-numbered years, legislators convene for a “long session” of 60 days. In even-numbered years, they meet for a “short session” of 30 days, during which only budget matters and issues approved by the Governor may be considered. New Mexico legislative sessions are among the shortest in the country.

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Legislator Party District Office Service 2019
Score
Lifetime
Score
Akhil, Abbas (D) D 20 Representative Current 94% 94%
Alcon, Eliseo Lee (D) D 6 Representative Current 94% 83%
Allison, Anthony (D) D 4 Representative Current 73% 73%
Anderson, Phelps (R) R 66 Representative Current 18% 18%
Armstrong, Deborah A. (D) D 17 Representative Current 100% 95%
Armstrong, Gail (R) R 49 Representative Current 20% 41%
Baca, Gregory A. (R) R 29 Senator Current 33% 40%
Baldonado, Alonzo (R) R 8 Representative Current 20% 20%
Bandy, Paul C. (R) R 3 Representative Current 13% 25%
Bash, Karen C. (D) D 68 Representative Current 100% 100%
Black, Rachel A. (R) R 51 Representative Current 0% 0%
Brandt, Craig W. (R) R 40 Senator Current 22% 39%
Brown, Cathrynn N. (R) R 55 Representative Current 7% 19%
Burt, William F. (R) R 33 Senator Current 33% 33%
Cadena, Micaela Lara (D) D 33 Representative Current 94% 94%
Campos, Pete (D) D 8 Senator Current 89% 77%
Candelaria, Jacob R. (D) D 26 Senator Current 89% 82%
Cervantes, Joseph (D) D 31 Senator Current 95% 83%
Chandler, Christine (D) D 43 Representative Current 100% 100%
Chasey, Gail (D) D 18 Representative Current 100% 94%
Chatfield, Jack (R) R 67 Representative Current 14% 14%
Cisneros, Carlos R. (D) D 6 Senator Current 100% 75%
Cook, Zachary J. (R) R 56 Representative Current 21% 19%
Crowder, Randal S. (R) R 64 Representative Current 7% 23%
Dow, Rebecca (R) R 38 Representative Current 25% 41%
Egolf, Brian F. (D) D 47 Representative Current 100% 98%
Ely, Daymon (D) D 23 Representative Current 100% 98%
Ezzell, Candy Spence (R) R 58 Representative Current 0% 17%
Fajardo, Kelly K. (R) R 7 Representative Current 40% 28%
Ferrary, Joanne J. (D) D 37 Representative Current 100% 100%
Figueroa, Natalie (D) D 30 Representative Current 100% 100%
Fulfer, Gregg (R) R 41 Senator Current 13% 13%
Gallegos, David M. (R) R 61 Representative Current 0% 15%
Gallegos, Doreen Y. (D) D 52 Representative Current 92% 82%
Garcia, Harry (D) D 69 Representative Current 93% 94%
Garcia, Miguel P. (D) D 14 Representative Current 100% 96%
Garratt, Joy (D) D 29 Representative Current 100% 100%
Gonzales, Roberto "Bobby" J. (D) D 42 Representative Current 91% 77%
Gould, Candace (R) R 10 Senator Current 67% 72%
Griggs, Ron (R) R 34 Senator Current 30% 35%
Harper, Jason C. (R) R 57 Representative Current 23% 23%
Herrera, Susan K. (D) D 41 Representative Current 100% 100%
Hochman-Vigil, Dayan (D) D 15 Representative Current 85% 85%
Ingle, Stuart (R) R 27 Senator Current 40% 26%
Ivey-Soto, Daniel A. (D) D 15 Senator Current 100% 86%
Johnson, D. Wonda (D) D 5 Representative Current 100% 96%
Kernan, Gay G. (R) R 42 Senator Current 44% 36%
Lara, Raymundo (D) D 34 Representative Current 87% 87%
Lente, Derrick J. (D) D 65 Representative Current 94% 93%
Lewis, Tim D. (R) R 60 Representative Current 20% 25%
Lopez, Linda M. (D) D 11 Senator Current 91% 84%
Louis, Georgene (D) D 26 Representative Current 86% 97%
Lundstrom, Patricia A. (D) D 9 Representative Current 55% 65%
Madrid, Willie D. (D) D 53 Representative Current 93% 93%
Maestas, Antonio "Moe" (D) D 16 Representative Current 93% 88%
Martínez, Javier (D) D 11 Representative Current 100% 98%
Martinez, Richard C. (D) D 5 Senator Current 85% 63%
Martinez, Rodolpho "Rudy" S. (D) D 39 Representative Current 100% 85%
McQueen, Matthew (D) D 50 Representative Current 100% 96%
Montoya, Rod (R) R 1 Representative Current 0% 9%
Moores, Mark (R) R 21 Senator Current 42% 32%
Munoz, George K. (D) D 4 Senator Current 57% 48%
Neville, Steven P. (R) R 2 Senator Current 43% 38%
Nibert, Greg (R) R 59 Representative Current 0% 13%
O'Neill, Bill B. (D) D 13 Senator Current 100% 97%
Ortiz y Pino, Gerald (D) D 12 Senator Current 100% 93%
Padilla, Michael (D) D 14 Senator Current 90% 86%
Papen, Mary Kay (D) D 38 Senator Current 80% 58%
Payne, William H. (R) R 20 Senator Current 25% 28%
Pinto, John (D) D 3 Senator Former 100% 80%
Pirtle, Cliff R. (R) R 32 Senator Current 50% 36%
Powdrell-Culbert, Jane E. (R) R 44 Representative Current 13% 17%
Pratt, William B. (D) D 27 Representative Current 86% 86%
Ramos, Gabriel (D) D 28 Senator Current 80% 80%
Rehm, William "Bill" R. (R) R 31 Representative Current 33% 30%
Rodriguez, Nancy (D) D 24 Senator Current 100% 87%
Romero, Andrea (D) D 46 Representative Current 100% 100%
Romero, G. Andrés (D) D 10 Representative Current 100% 98%
Roybal Caballero, Patricia (D) D 13 Representative Current 100% 97%
Rubio, Angelica (D) D 35 Representative Current 100% 100%
Rue, Sander (R) R 23 Senator Current 88% 51%
Ruiloba, Patricio (D) D 12 Representative Current 73% 75%
Salazar, Tomás E. (D) D 70 Representative Current 92% 88%
Sanchez, Clemente (D) D 30 Senator Current 90% 69%
Sanchez, Joseph L. (D) D 40 Representative Current 83% 83%
Sapien, John M. (D) D 9 Senator Current 100% 72%
Sariñana, Debra M. (D) D 21 Representative Current 100% 100%
Schmedes, Gregg (R) R 22 Representative Current 36% 36%
Scott, Larry R. (R) R 62 Representative Current 0% 14%
Sedillo Lopez, Antoinette (D) D 16 Senator Current 100% 100%
Sharer, William E. (R) R 1 Senator Current 27% 19%
Shendo Jr., Benny (D) D 22 Senator Current 90% 76%
Small, Nathan P. (D) D 36 Representative Current 100% 100%
Smith, John Arthur (D) D 35 Senator Current 88% 47%
Soules, William P. (D) D 37 Senator Current 85% 94%
Stansbury, Melanie A. (D) D 28 Representative Current 100% 100%
Stapleton, Sheryl Williams (D) D 19 Representative Current 100% 78%
Stefanics, Elizabeth "Liz" (D) D 39 Senator Current 94% 97%
Steinborn, Jeff (D) D 36 Senator Current 100% 98%
Stewart, Mimi (D) D 17 Senator Current 100% 98%
Strickler, James R.J. (R) R 2 Representative Current 5% 14%
Sweetser, Candie G. (D) D 32 Representative Current 67% 71%
Tallman, Bill (D) D 18 Senator Current 100% 94%
Thomson, Elizabeth "Liz" (D) D 24 Representative Current 100% 98%
Townsend, James G. (R) R 54 Representative Current 0% 11%
Trujillo, Christine (D) D 25 Representative Current 100% 95%
Trujillo, Jim R. (D) D 45 Representative Current 85% 72%
Trujillo, Linda M. (D) D 48 Representative Current 100% 100%
White, James P. (R) R 19 Senator Current 78% 42%
Wirth, Peter (D) D 25 Senator Current 100% 99%
Woods, Pat (R) R 7 Senator Current 6% 21%
Zamora, Martin R. (R) R 63 Representative Current 6% 6%

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