Cliff R. Pirtle
|Cliff R. Pirtle|
|New Mexico State Senate District 32|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
Pirtle's professional experience includes working as a farmer from the Pecos Valley. Pirtle has been managing his farm full-time since 2004. He is a member of the NRA and Safari Club International.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Pirtle served on the following committees:
|New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Indian and Cultural Affairs, Ranking Member|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Pirtle served on the following committees:
|New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Indian and Cultural Affairs|
Pirtle highlighted the following as important issues in his campaign: jobs and gun/hunting rights.In an email submission to Ballotpedia, Pirtle described his political philosophy as follows:
"I am a principle based person and I believe that individual freedom and liberty are the most important things in politics. I will push to repeal bills and laws that have taken away very basic freedoms and push for legislation that ensures freedom for future generations.
- See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012
Pirtle ran in the 2012 election for New Mexico State Senate District 32. He defeated Chad A. Hammill in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. Incumbent Timothy Z. Jennings (D) ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. He defeated Timothy Jennings in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New Mexico State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Cliff R. Pirtle||52.3%||5,930|
|New Mexico State Senate, District 32 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Cliff R. Pirtle||50.2%||1,018|
|Chad A. Hammill||49.8%||1,009|
Ballot access lawsuit
Pirtle filed a lawsuit with the New Mexico Fifth Judicial District Court in Chaves County, alleging his opponent, Timothy Z. Jennings, did not meet state petition requirements that say each petition must have the district number of the office they are seeking written on them. Jennings could have been taken off the ballot if his petitions were found to be in violation of the law. The ruling was in favor of Jennings and said there was no evidence of fraud.
Comprehensive donor information for Pirtle is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Pirtle raised a total of $79,214 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.
|Cliff R. Pirtle's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New Mexico State Senate, District 32||$79,214|
|Grand Total Raised||$79,214|
2012Pirtle won election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Pirtle raised a total of $72,914.
|New Mexico State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Cliff R. Pirtle's campaign in 2012|
|Pirtle Farms LP||$5,000|
|Pirtle, Jack or Lindsey||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$72,914|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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In 2013, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 15 to March 16. In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.
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Pirtle is married to Aysia and has a son, Ezekiel.
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- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Official campaign website, "Campaign-Bio," accessed May 12, 2014(Archived)
- Official campaign website, "Issues," accessed May 12, 2014(Archived
- Email submission to Ballotpedia, July 21, 2012
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List," accessed May 12, 2014(Archived)
- Roswell Daily Record, "Jennings' name to remain on primary ballot," accessed May 12, 2014(Archived)
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "2010 Primary Results," accessed August 6, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Pirtle, Cliff R.," accessed May 23, 2013
- New Mexico Legislature, "Session dates," accessed July 9, 2014
Timothy Z. Jennings (D)
|New Mexico State Senate District 32
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