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Andrew Nunez
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New Mexico House of Representatives District 36
Incumbent
In office
2001-2013, January 20, 2015 - present
Term ends
  December 31, 2016
Years in position (current service)0
Years in position (previous service)12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Mexico House of Representatives, District 36
2001 - 2013
Education
Bachelor'sNew Mexico State University, 1962
Master'sNew Mexico State University, 1974
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1953 - 1956
Personal
Date of birthNovember 30, 1935
Place of birthRoswell, New Mexico
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Andrew "Andy" Nunez is a Republican member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 36. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.
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This candidate ran in a "race to watch" in one of the 20 chambers identified by Ballotpedia as a battleground chamber.

The New Mexico House had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of four seats, which amounts to 5.7 percent of the chamber. In 2012, a total of 15 districts were competitive or mildly competitive. There were nine districts where the margin of victory was 5 percent or less in the 2012 elections. Another six districts had a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.

He served in the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 36 from 2001 to 2013.

On January 25, 2011, Nunez changed his partisan registration from Democratic to Independent. Nunez reportedly made the switch because he had been removed from his chairmanship of the Agriculture and Water Resources Committee, after refusing to support Ben Lujan, Sr. in his re-election to Speaker of the House. Lujan then selected a new chair, prompting Nunez's change.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Nunez served on the following committees:

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture, Water and Wildlife, Vice-Chair
Health

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nunez served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nunez served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Nunez's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

  • Excerpt: "I am committed to funding the settlement of water rights in the state and protecting the water resources in New Mexico."
  • Excerpt: "I am dedicated to creating jobs in our state by making it easier for new businesses to access capital."
  • Excerpt: "I am determined to reform New Mexico’s regulatory process. I want to get rid of the bureaucratic maze and streamline the licensing and permitting process for all business."

Election history

2014

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014
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Elections for the office of New Mexico House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 4, 2014. Incumbent Phillip M. Archuleta was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Andrew Nunez was unopposed in the Republican primary. Nunez defeated Archuleta in the general election.[3][4]

The New Mexico House of Representatives was a battleground chamber that Ballotpedia identified as having the opportunity to switch partisan control in 2014. The New Mexico House had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of four seats, which amounted to 5.7 percent of the chamber. District 36 in the House was identified by Ballotpedia, the Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico Telegram and the Republican State Leadership Committee as a battleground district that would be key in determining control of the New Mexico House of Representatives. The Future Majority Project, part of the Republican State Leadership Committee, announced in August, that District 36 was apart of the projects races to watch. Democrats hoped to hang on to District 36, where first-term lawmaker Phillip M. Archuleta (D), missed all of 2014's session due to health reasons. Andrew Nunez (R), a former House member, defeated Archuleta in the 2014 general election.[5][6][7]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 36 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Nunez 54.1% 3,113
     Democratic Phillip Archuleta Incumbent 45.9% 2,646
Total Votes 5,759

2012

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nunez ran for re-election in 2012. He ran as an Independent candidate and was defeated by Phillip M. Archuleta (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[8][9]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPhillip M. Archuleta 43.6% 1,873
     Republican Mike A. Tellez 35.7% 1,534
     Independent Andrew Nunez Incumbent 20.7% 891
Total Votes 4,298

2010

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010

Nunez won re-election to the 36th District seat in 2010. He defeated Gilbert Apodaca and Nicole Parra-Perez in the primary election. Nunez defeated Debra White (R) in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[10]

New Mexico House of Representatives General Election, District 36 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Andrew Nunez (D) 4,277 55.80%
Debra White (R) 3,385 44.20%

2008

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 4, 2008, Nunez was elected to the 36th District Seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives, besting Mike Tellez (R).[11] Nunez raised $71,101 for his campaign, while Tellez raised $16,605.[12]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 15 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andrew Nunez (D) 5,432
Mike Tellez (R) 4,703

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Nunez won re-election, he collected $70,310 in donations. His top donors were:[13]

Donor Amount
Andrew Nunez $7,277
New Mexico Democratic Party $3,656
Occidental Petroleum $3,000
Chevron Corp $2,750

2008

In 2008, Nunez collected $71,101 in donations.[14]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
New Mexico Democratic Legislative Campaign CMTE $20,570
Andrew Nunez $8,467
New Mexico Democratic Party $2,500
New Mexico Realtors Association $2,116

Scorecards

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Political offices
Preceded by
Phillip M. Archuleta (D
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 36
2015-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
E.G. Smokey Blanton
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 36
2001 – 2013
Succeeded by
Phillip M. Archuleta (D)