New Mexico Senate


New Mexico Senate
New Mexico State Senate
New Mexico State Legislature
Type
Type Upper House
Term limits None
New session started January 18, 2011
Leadership
President of the Senate John Sanchez, (R)
since January 1, 2011
President pro Tempore Timothy Jennings, (D)
since January 20, 2009
Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, (D)
since January 18, 2005
Minority Leader Stuart Ingle, (R)
since January 16, 2007
Structure
Members 42
Political groups Democratic Party (27)
Republican Party (15)
Length of term 4 years
Authority Article IV, New Mexico Constitution
Salary None + per diem
Elections
Last election November 4, 2008
(42 seats)
Next election November 6, 2012
(42 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Control
Meeting place
InteriorOfRoundhouseSenateNM.jpg
State Senate Chamber
New Mexico State Capitol
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Website
New Mexico State Legislature

The New Mexico Senate is the upper house of the New Mexico State Legislature. The Senate consists of 42 members, with each senator representing an equal amount 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.


Contents

Composition

The current makeup of the Senate for the 2009-2010 and 2011-2012 sessions is:

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 24 18 42 0
Begin 27 15 42 0
January 1, 2011[1] 14 41 1
January 14, 2011[2] 15 42 0
Latest voting share 64.3% 35.7%

Leadership

Position Senator District
President/Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez
President pro tempore Timothy Jennings 32
Majority Leader Michael Sanchez 29
Majority Whip Mary Jane Garcia 36
Minority Leader Stuart Ingle 27
Minority Whip William Payne 20

Current members

District Representative Party Residence First elected
1 William Sharer Rep Farmington 2000
2 Steven Neville Rep Aztec 2004
3 John Pinto Dem Tohatchi 1976
4 George Munoz Dem Gallup 2008
5 Richard Martinez Dem Española 2000
6 Carlos Cisneros Dem Questa 1984
7 Clinton Harden Rep Clovis 2003
8 Pete Campos Dem Las Vegas 1991
9 John Sapien Dem Corrales 2008
10 John Ryan Rep Albuquerque 2004
11 Linda M. Lopez Dem Albuquerque 1996
12 Jerry Ortiz y Pino Dem Albuquerque 2004
13 Dede Feldman Dem Albuquerque 1996
14 Eric Griego Dem Albuquerque 2008
15 Tim Eichenberg Dem Albuquerque 2008
16 Cisco McSorley Dem Albuquerque 1996
17 Tim Keller Dem Albuquerque 2008
18 Mark Boitano Rep Albuquerque 1996
19 Sue Beffort Rep Sandia Park 1996
20 William Payne Rep Albuquerque 1996
21 Kent Cravens Rep Albuquerque 2000
22 Lynda Lovejoy Dem Crownpoint 2006
23 Sander Rue Rep Albuquerque 2008
24 Nancy Rodriguez Dem Santa Fe 1996
25 Peter Wirth Dem Santa Fe 2008
26 Bernadette Sanchez Dem Albuquerque 2000
27 Stuart Ingle Rep Portales 1984
28 Howie Morales Dem Silver City 2008
29 Michael Sanchez Dem Belen 1992
30 David Ulibarri Dem Grants 2006
31 Cynthia Nava Dem Las Cruces 1992
32 Timothy Jennings Dem Roswell 1978
33 Rod Adair Rep Roswell 2006
34 Vernon Asbill Rep Carlsbad 2004
35 John Arthur Smith Dem Deming 1999
36 Mary Jane Garcia Dem Doña Ana 1988
37 Stephen Fischmann Dem Mesilla Park 2008
38 Mary Kay Papen Dem Las Cruces 2000
39 Phil Griego Dem San Jose 1996
40 Bill Burt Rep Alamogordo 2011
41 Carroll Leavell Rep Jal 1996
42 Gay Kernan Rep Hobbs 2003


2002 Senate District Map

References

  1. ^ Republican Dianna Duran (District 40) resigned to take office as Secretary of State.
  2. ^ Republican Bill Burt appointed to replace Duran.

External links

Coordinates: 35°40′57″N 105°56′23″W / 35.6825°N 105.9396°W / 35.6825; -105.9396


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