David Adkins

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David Adkins
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New Mexico House of Representatives, District 29
In office
January 20, 2015 - present
Term ends
  December 31, 2016
Years in position 0
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
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service4
ProfessionPastor and businessman
Office website
Campaign website
David E. Adkins is a Republican member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Following graduation from high school, Adkins enlisted in the United States Air Force. He worked as a firefighter while stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base. He also served in "Operation Desert Shield."[1]

Professionally, Adkins owns and operates a small business. He also serves as a pastor at the New Covenant Church.[1]


Campaign themes


Adkins listed the following issues on his campaign website:[2]

  • Economy
Excerpt: "As our State Representative, David will support pro-business polices that help create good jobs. We can do this by cutting job-killing taxes and reduce red-tape at the state level."
  • Budget
Excerpt: "[H]e will balance our state budget by cutting wasteful spending and not raising our taxes."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "Ending the practice of the giving illegal immigrants driver’s licenses..."
  • Public safety
Excerpt: "[S]upporting tougher DWI laws..."



See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. David Adkins defeated incumbent Thomas Anderson in the Republican primary, while Ronnie Martinez was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Adkins defeated Martinez in the general election.[3][4]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 29 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNathaniel Gentry Incumbent 54.3% 4,760
     Democratic Bob Coffey 45.7% 3,999
Total Votes 8,759


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Adkins lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife and two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Anderson (R)
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 29
Succeeded by