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New Mexico State Legislative Candidates


New Mexico State Legislative Candidates

Dear Supporter,

Campaign for Liberty gave candidates for State House and Senate an opportunity to provide a straight answer to the following questions.  The candidates’ answers can be seen below the list of questions.


  1. Will you oppose efforts to cooperate with a national ID card system and vote to block all state funding for and cooperation with any national ID scheme including Real ID and Pass ID programs?
  2. Do you oppose the use of unmanned devices being used for law enforcement and used in order to fine citizens?
  3. Will you support a “Constitutional Carry” bill that would allow any law-abiding citizen to carry a firearm concealed without a permit?
  4. Will you support legislation to nullify ObamaCare and authorize state and local law enforcement to arrest federal officials attempting to implement the unconstitutional health care scheme known as ObamaCare?
  5. Will you support legislation to end the use of “no knock” warrants?
  6. Will you support legislation that would allow TSA agents to be charged with sexual assault if they use invasive “pat-down” procedures?
  7. Do you oppose taking federal money to create a state health insurance exchange?


State House “Y”=Yes “N”=No “+”=Will Sponsor
District Party First Last City Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7
1 R Thomas C. Taylor Farmington
2 R James R. J. Strickler Farmington
3 R Paul C. Bandy Aztec
4 D Ray Begaye Shiprock
4 R Sharon E. Clahchischilliage Shiprock
5 D Sandra D. Jeff Crownpoint
6 D Eliseo L. Alcon Milan
7 R Kelly K. Fajardo Belen
7 D Andrew J. Barreras Tome
8 R Alonzo Baldonado Los Lunas
8 D Frank A. Otero Los Lunas
9 D Patricia A. Lundstrom Gallup
10 D Henry K. Saavedra Albuquerque
11 D Rick S. Miera Albuquerque
12 D Ernest Chavez Albuquerque
12 R Clyde C. Wheeler Albuquerque
13 R Jose Orozco Albuquerque
13 D Patricia A. R. Caballero Albuquerque
14 D Miguel P. Garcia Albuquerque
14 R Clara A. Pena Albuquerque
15 R Christopher T. Saucedo Albuquerque
15 D Emily A. Kane Albuquerque
16 D Antonio Maestas Albuquerque
17 D Edward C. Sandoval Albuquerque
17 R Robert D. Cain Albuquerque Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+
18 D Gail Chasey Albuquerque
18 R Tyson J. Cosper Albuquerque
19 D Sheryl M. Williams-Stapleton Albuquerque
19 R Erica J. Landry Albuquerque
19 I Hessel Edward Yntema Albuquerque
20 R James P. White Albuquerque
21 D Mimi Stewart Albuquerque
22 R James E. Smith Sandia Park
23 R Paul A. Pacheco Albuquerque
23 D Marci Blaze Corrales
24 R Conrad D. James Albuquerque
24 D Elizabeth L. Thomson Albuquerque
25 R Elisabeth L. Keen Albuquerque
25 D Christine Trujillo Albuquerque
26 D Georgene Louis Albuquerque
26 D Louis Tafoya Albuquerque
27 R Lorenzo A. Larranaga Albuquerque
27 D Ronald E. Krise Albuquerque
28 R Jimmie C. Hall Albuquerque
29 R Thomas A. Anderson Albuquerque
29 D Lloyd S. Ginsberg Albuquerque
30 R Nate Gentry Albuquerque
30 D Maryellen Broderick Albuquerque
31 R William R. Rehm Albuquerque
31 D Joanne J. Allen Albuquerque
32 D Dona G. Irwin Deming
32 R Thomas W. Guerra Deming
33 R Angelina P. Carver Las Cruces Y N Y
33 D Bill McCamely Las Cruces
34 D Mary H. Garcia Las Cruces
35 D Jeff Steinborn Las Cruces
35 R Charles D. Green Las Cruces
36 R Mike A. Tellez Las Cruces
36 D Phillip M. Archuleta Las Cruces Y Y N N Y Y N
36 I Andrew Nunez Hatch
37 R Terry H. McMillan Las Cruces
37 D Joanne J. Ferrary Las Cruces
38 R Dianne M. Hamilton Silver City
38 D Terry Fortenberry Silver City
39 D Rodolpho S. Martinez Bayard
39 R John L. Zimmerman Las Cruces
40 D Nick L. Salazar Ohkay Owingeh
40 R Gary E. Martinez Mora
41 D Debbie A. Rodella Espanola
42 D Roberto J. Gonzales Taos
43 R James W. Hall Los Alamos
43 D Stephanie G. Richard Los Alamos
44 R Jane E. Powdrell-Culbert Corrales
45 D Jim R. Trujillo Santa Fe
46 D Carl P. Trujillo Santa Fe
47 D Brian F. Egolf Santa Fe
48 D Luciano Varela Santa Fe
48 L Bob Walsh Santa Fe Y+ N Y N Y N N
49 R Don Tripp Socorro
50 R Charles L. Miller Edgewood
50 D Stephen P. Easley Santa Fe
51 R Yvette Herrell Alamogordo
52 R Arlington E. Brewbaker Las Cruces
52 D Doreen Y. Gallegos Las Cruces
53 R Ricky L. Little Chapparal
53 D Nate Cote Las Cruces Y+ Y+ Y N Y+ Y Y
54 R William J. Gray Artesia
55 R Cathrynn N. Brown Carlsbad
55 D Israel Palma Carlsbad
56 R Zachary J. Cook Ruidoso
57 R Jason C. Harper Rio Rancho
57 D Donna I. Tillman Rio Rancho
58 R Candy S. Ezzell Roswell
58 D Pablo J. Martinez Dexter
59 R Nora Espinoza Roswell
60 R Timothy D. Lewis Rio Rancho
61 R David M. Gallegos Eunice
61 D Hector M. Ramirez Hobbs
62 R Donald E. Bratton Hobbs
63 D George Dodge Santa Rosa
63 R Steven R. Hanson Clovis
64 R Anna M. Crook Clovis Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
65 D James R. Madalena Jemez Pueblo
66 R Bob Wooley Roswell
67 R Dennis J. Roch Texico
68 R Monica C. Youngblood Albuquerque
68 D Eloise Gift Albuquerque
69 D W. Ken Martinez Grants
70 D Tomas E. Salazar Las Vegas
State Senate
1 R William E. Sharer Farmington
1 D Matt Dodson Farmington
2 R Steven P. Neville Farmington
3 D John Pinto Gallup
4 D George K. Munoz Gallup
5 D Richard C. Martinez Espanola
6 D Carlos R. Cisneros Questa
7 R John P. Woods Broadview
8 D Pete Campos Las Vegas
9 D John M. Sapien Corrales
9 R David L. Doyle Albuquerque
10 R John C. Ryan Albuquerque
10 I Joseph J. Carraro Albuquerque
11 D Linda M. Lopez Albuquerque
12 D Gerald Ortiz y Pino Albuquerque
13 D Bill B. O’neill Albuquerque
14 D Michael Padilla Albuquerque
14 I Robert Schiller Albuquerque
15 R H. Diane Snyder Albuquerque
15 D Daniel A. Ivey-Soto Albuquerque
16 D Cisco McSorley Albuquerque
17 D Timothy M. Keller Albuquerque
17 R Shannon Robinson Albuquerque Y Y Y+ Y Y Y N
18 R Lisa Torraco Albuquerque
18 D Bill G. Tallman Albuquerque
19 R Sue W. Beffort Sandia Park
20 R William H. Payne Albuquerque
20 D Cornelia W. Lange Albuquerque
21 D Lisa K. Curtis Albuquerque
21 R Mark Moores Albuquerque
22 D Benny J. Shendo Jemez Pueblo
23 R Sander Rue Albuquerque
24 D Nancy Rodriguez Santa Fe
25 D Peter Wirth Santa Fe
26 D Jacob Candelaria Albuquerque
27 R Stuart Ingle Portales
28 D Howie C. Morales Silver City
29 D Michael S. Sanchez Belen
29 R David C. Chavez Los Lunas
30 D Clemente Sanchez Grants
30 R Vickie S. Perea Belen
31 R Brett C. Preston Anthony Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y Y
31 D Joseph Cervantes Las Cruces
32 D Timothy Z. Jennings Roswell
32 R Cliff R. Pirtle Roswell
33 R William F. Burt Alamogordo
33 D Stephanie L. Dubois Tularosa
34 R Ron Griggs Alamogordo
34 D Ellen E. Wedum Cloudcroft N Y N N N
35 D John A. Smith Deming
35 R Russell G. Allen Las Cruces
36 D Mary Jane Garcia Las Cruces
36 R Lee S. Cotter Las Cruces Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
37 R Cathey Jo Alberson Las Cruces Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y+ Y
37 D William P. Soules Las Cruces
38 D Mary Kay Papen Las Cruces
38 R Neal L. Hooks Las Cruces
39 D Phil A. Griego San Jose
39 R Aubrey Dunn Roswell Y Y Y Y Y+ Y Y
40 R Craig W. Brandt Rio Rancho Y+ Y+ Y+ Y Y Y Y+
40 D Linda M. Allison Rio Rancho
41 R Carroll H. Leavell Jal Y Y Y Y Y N Y
42 R Gay G. Kernan Hobbs