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Ernest Chavez, Sr.
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New Mexico House of Representatives District 12
Incumbent
In office
2005-Present
Term ends
December 31, 2014
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolAlbuquerque High School, 1957
Military service
Service/branchNew Mexico Army National Guard
Years of service1954-present
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 6, 1937
Place of birthAlbuquerque, NM
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ernest H. Chavez, Sr. (b. February 6, 1937) is a Democratic member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 12. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Chavez did not seek re-election in 2014.[1]

Biography

Chavez is retired. He has served in the New Mexico Army National Guard from 1954 to the present.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Chavez served on the following committees:

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Taxation and Revenue
Transportation and Public Works, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Chavez ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012, Democratic primary. He defeated Republican Clyde C. Wheeler in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngErnest Chavez, Sr. Incumbent 71.8% 4,736
     Republican Clyde Wheeler 28.2% 1,856
Total Votes 6,592

2010

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010

Chavez won re-election to District 12 in 2010. He had no primary opposition and defeated Clyde Wheeler (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

New Mexico House of Representatives General Election, District 12, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngErnest Chavez, Sr. Incumbent 58.2% 3,936
     Republican Clyde Wheeler 34.3% 2,316
     Independent Robert Schiller 7.5% 507
Total Votes 6,759

2008

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 7, 2008, Chavez was re-elected to District 12 in the New Mexico House of Representatives, besting Clyde Wheeler (R) and Robert Schiller (L).[6] Chavez raised $14,870 for her campaign, while Wheeler raised $18,631 and Schiller did not raise any money.[7]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 7 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ernest Chavez, Sr. (R) 6,265
Clyde Wheeler (R) 2,529
Robert Schiller (L) 766

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Chavez is available dating back to 1992. Based on available campaign finance records, Chavez raised a total of $68,822 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[8]

Ernest Chavez, Sr.'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State House, District 12 Won $13,421
2010 New Mexico State House, District 12 Won $13,870
2008 New Mexico State House, District 12 Won $14,870
2006 New Mexico State House, District 12 Won $16,064
2004 New Mexico State House, District 12 Won $3,870
1994 New Mexico State House, District 12 Defeated $2,875
1992 New Mexico State House, District 12 Defeated $3,852
Grand Total Raised $68,822

2012

Chavez won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Chavez raised a total of $13,421.
New Mexico State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ernest Chavez, Sr.'s campaign in 2012
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 412$1,500
Reynolds American Inc.$1,050
New Mexico Education Association$550
Committee to Elect Joni M. Gutierrez$500
Martinez, Walter Ken$500
Total Raised in 2012$13,421
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Chavez won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Chavez raised a total of $13,870.

2008

Chavez won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Chavez raised a total of $14,870.

2006

Chavez won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Chavez raised a total of $16,064.

2004

Chavez won election to the New Mexico State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Chavez raised a total of $3,870.

1994

Chavez lost the election for the New Mexico State House in 1994. During that election cycle, Chavez raised a total of $2,875.

1992

Chavez lost the election for the New Mexico State House in 1992. During that election cycle, Chavez raised a total of $3,852.

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 15 to March 16.[9] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[9]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to the state’s wildlife and domesticated animals.
  • Legislators are scored on environment and conservation issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 50th New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 18 through March 19.[10] In 2012, the 50th New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 17 through February 16.[9]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to the state’s wildlife and domesticated animals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to the state’s wildlife and domesticated animals.

Personal

Chavez and his wife, Rose, have six children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
James G. Taylor
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 12
2005 – present
Succeeded by
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