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Craig W. Brandt
Craig Brandt.jpg
New Mexico State Senate District 40
In office
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 2
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sOklahoma Baptist University
Military service
Service/branchU.S Air Force
Years of service7
Place of birthNorthern California
Office website
Craig W. Brandt is a Republican member of the New Mexico State Senate, representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Brandt earned a bachelor's degree in Pastoral Ministries from Oklahoma Baptist University. His professional experience includes serving as the Vice President for the Rio Rancho Public Schools Board of Education, and as a bill analyst for the Republican party on the Consumer and Public Affairs Committee in the 2011 Legislative session.[1][2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2015
Public Affairs, Ranking Member


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Brandt served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


Brandt highlighted the following as the main issues of his campaign: job growth, education and licenses.



See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Brandt ran in the 2012 election for New Mexico State Senate District 40. He defeated R. Morgan Braden in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated by Linda M. Allison in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

New Mexico State Senate, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCraig W. Brandt 55.3% 9,982
     Democratic Linda M. Allison 44.7% 8,069
Total Votes 18,051
New Mexico State Senate, District 40 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCraig W. Brandt 62.2% 1,363
R. Morgan Braden 37.8% 829
Total Votes 2,192

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brandt is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Brandt raised a total of $43,545 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 27, 2015.[5]

Craig Brandt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State Senate, District 40 Won $43,545
Grand Total Raised $43,545


Brandt won election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Brandt raised a total of $43,545.


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In 2013, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 15 to March 16.[6] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[6]

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Brandt is married to Tonja and they have three children.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Burt (R)
New Mexico State Senate District 40
Succeeded by